Aguaculture in Hordaland
Through fieldwork in the aquaculture industry, we seek a better understanding of how human-animal relations evolve in the context of domestication. We follow the salmon through its life-cycle, studying reproduction at the roe-production site, following its journey through freshwater tanks until it turns to smolt ready for sea, and finally we study the marine sites where smolt grow to become salmon ready for slaughter. We are particularly attentive to the relations between fish, humans and the various material artefacts that make the growing of salmon possible.
Researchers: Marianne Lien and John Law
Wild Salmon in Tana
Through fieldwork in the River Tana, in Arctic Norway, I seek to explore the variety of human-fish relations in Tana, ranging from fisheries managers, different fishermen – both locals and tourists, as well as fish biologists and other scientists. These human-fish relations engage with different material artefacts, technologies and economies. I am concerned with what is enacted in these relations: What a salmon is and what is its purpose? I engage with these knowledge practices, keeping in mind the farmed salmon. In what way does the farmed salmon impact upon the wild?
Researcher: Gro Ween