Ecosystem overviews

Norwegian Sea

Pressure: Smothering and substrantum loss

​​​This pressure derives both from towed bottom-fishing (Figure 7) and from oil and gas infrastructure development (Figure 9). Oil and gas extraction continues to develop in the NwS. Currently offshore development is limited in the Norwegian economic zone.

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​Figure 9:  Overview of petroleum activities in the Norwegian Sea. Source: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate,

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