Preface: How can we increase the production and harvest of living marine resources in the new millennium? Bridging potentials and environmental constraints; O. Vadstein, Y. Olsen. In Memorandum: Arne Jensen (1926 2000). MARICULT Research Programme: Background, status and main conclusions; Y. Olsen. Session 1: Marine Productivity and the Underlying Fundamental Mechanisms. Pelagic food web configurations at different levels of nutrient richness and their implications for the ratio fish production: primary production; U. Sommer, et al. The importance of silica for marine production; S. Kristiansen, E.E. Hoell. Silicate availability, vertical mixing and grazing control of phytoplankton blooms in mesocosms; V. Escarvage, T.C. Prins. The influence of turbidity on growth and survival of fish larvae a numerical analysis; Ø. Fiksen, et al. Grid-generated turbulence in a mesocosm experiment; S. Nerheim, et al. Micro- and mesozooplankton response to enhanced nutrient input A mesocosm study; I. Gismervik, et al. Session 2: New Concepts of Mariculture and Harvesting. European mussel cultivation along the Atlantic coast production status, problems and perspectives; A.C. Smaal. Effect of nutrient supply on growth of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) in a landlocked bay; G. Øie, et al. Response on scallop culture to enhanced nutrient supply by experimental fertilisation of a landlocked bay; K.I. Reitan, et al. Coastal upwelling, primary production and mussel growth in the Rias Baizxas of Galicia; F.G. Figueiras, et al. Session 3: Nutrient Supply, Production and Environmental Impact of Open Marine Systems. Effects of the large-scale uncontrolled fertilisation process along the continental coastal North Sea; F. Colijn, etal. Littoral macrofauna (secondary) responses to experimental nutrient addition to rocky shore mesocosms and a coastal lagoon; P. Kraufvelin, et al. Are rocky shore ecosystems affected by nutrient enriched seawater? Some preliminary results from a mesocosm experiment; T.L. Bokn, et al. Production enhancement by artificial upwelling A simulation study; J. Berntsen, et al. Controlled artificial upwelling in a fjord using a submerged fresh water discharge: computer and laboratory simulations; T. McClimans, et al.
"How can we increase the production and harvest of living marine resources in the new millennium? Bridging potentials and environmental constraints". This was the theme of the 1st Maricult Conference arranged in Trondheim, Norway in June 2000 in connection with termination of the Norwegian research programme Maricult (1996-2000; www.maricult.org).
The intention for the conference was not only to present a state of the art overview of the research conducted as part of the programme, but also to describe other experiences and to discuss the ideas and the scientific status of the programme with the international scientific community. A total of 50 oral communications and 8 posters were presented at the conference. Sixteen of them are included in the present volume. They deal with such topics as strategies for improving marine harvest, underlying mechanisms for marine productivity, new concepts of mariculture with emphasize on mussels, and nutrient supply and environmental impact.