Facts & findings

Introduction and first talks at the Trondheim Meeting

The introduction to the meeting was given by Terje Sørvik http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terje_S%C3%B8rvik

 

Terje Sørvik intro

 

Essentially he said that the meeting was being held to address concerns about the impact of taretråling and in general seaweed harvesting and a much deeper concern that not enough was known about the consequences.

The next Talk was given by Henning steen – a great deal of information about the seaweed laminaria hyperborea – the one that is being harvested by the seaweed trawlers – one surprising bit of information was that some of the seaweed was dated at nearly 20 years of age

Section of a seaweed stalk showing age XX

 

Henning Steen https://www.imr.no/om_havforskningsinstituttet/ansatte/s/henning_steen/nb-no

Henning steen

 

No mention of ecological consequences but a great deal of video of the seaweed forests

Before and after harvesting –

Clip from videocamera of tare Henning Steen XX