Tagged: Vesterålen

Don’t drill, baby, don’t drill

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway When Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was interviewed by Dagens Næringsliv (the Norwegian business newspaper) at this year’s Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) international oil and gas industries fair in...

More are skeptical of oil drilling in the north

One in four respondents to a new study is more skeptical of oil drilling in Lofoten for oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico In a study on oil drilling off Lofoten, Vesterålen and...

Seismic results from Lofoten and Vesterålen

In a new report presenting analyses of catch data from Lofoten and Vesterålen in the summer of 2008, the Institute of Marine Research concludes that, with the exception of gillnet fishing for saithe and...

A step closer to opening Lofoten/Vesterålen

The results of Norway’s general election clearly indicate that the Socialist Left and Liberals failed to win support for rejecting petroleum activity off the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands. This conclusion has been drawn by...

Research Project: Startle Behavior in Fish

Representatives of the Institute of Marine Research and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate met in Stavanger on Tuesday, 25 August for a briefing about the progress of the consequential research project “Startle Behaviour in Fish”,...

Civil disobedience training in Lofoten waters

From Aug. 8 -10, 260 young environmentalists from all over Norway gathered in Lofoten. During the event they trained on how to fight the oil industry in the region, reports Barents Observer. The environmentalist youth organization...

NPD seismic in northern Norway completed

On Sunday, August 2, the seismic data acquisition by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in Troms II, northwest of Senja, was completed. Acquisition will continue for a few more days in Nordland VII in...

Norwegian contractor secures Hong Kong contract

Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner AS (LNS) has secured a contract worth NOK 2.1 billion to build sewage tunnels on the Hong Kong island, in a joint venture with Leighton Asia (Leighton). The contract is with...

Fishermen split over Lofoten seismic activity

  Norwegian fishermen are split over the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s acquisition of seismic data which will start off Lofoten next week. Many are opposed to the survey, claiming it is harmful to the fisheries. They say they...