The Future of Arctic Fisheries

Organized by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) 11. September 2017

As ice rescinds in the Arctic due to climate change, opportunities for fisheries in Arctic waters might expand. This session brings together potential stakeholders in future Arctic fisheries from Northern Europe and Northeast Asia, to examine the applicability of current international norms and regulations on fisheries to the Arctic region, proper management directions, and possible areas of cooperation. 

Friday, October 13, 17:55 - 19:25
Location: Flói, Ground Level


  • Olav Schram Stokke, University of Oslo and Fridtjof Nansen Institute: Norway’s Institutional means for managing high-seas fisheries in the Arctic
  • Birkir Bárðarson, Marine biologist, Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Reykjavik: Capelin and other pealgic fish stocks under changing environmental conditions - Icelandic perspective
  • Hyoung Chul Shin, Director, Division of Strategy and Cooperation, Korea Polar Research Institute and Young-Kil Park, Head, Polar Policy Research Center, Korea Maritime Institute: The Central Arctic Ocean Challenge: Scientific Opportunities and Governance Connections


  • Jong-Deog Kim, Director General of Industry Intelligence and Strategy Research Division, Korea Maritime Institute
  • Geir Hønneland, Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institute