Most of Scandinavia’s Sea Trout specialists were gathered at lovely Strand Hotel at Fevik, in Southern Norway 23rd and 24th March. The Master students in marine biology at the University of Agder was specially invited.
«This was a great opportunity to get an update on the latest research from many of the World’s top researchers on Sea Trout», says Christoffer Mehlum, one of the UiA Master students participating at the seminar. «We learnt that there are a huge potential for more Sea Trout in our waters and that Sea Trout is a very greatful fish. In most cases, simple and relatively cheap improvements is what the Sea Trout needs to again flourish the water string.»
During the closing discussion it was concluded that we still have a lot to learn from each other and that the seminar should be repeated within two years. Also, Norway’s four marine national parks including the new Raet national park in Aust-Agder county and Jomfruland national park in Telemark county, has a huge potential for Sea Trout tourism and that a close cooperation between these should be established. This will be discussed further at the upcomming marine national park conference in Tønsberg May 22nd.
For those of you that didn’t get to join us at the seminar, you will find all the presentations here (Norwegian page). Presentations are mainly in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.