Prof Bengt Finstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim

Professor Bengt Finstad’s areas of work include ecophysiology, aquaculture, smolt production/release of fish, fish welfare/stress, pollution and other human impacts, salmonids in the sea, fish diseases-parasites and biotelemetry. Finstad has a PhD in fish physiology from NTNU and worked as a senior researcher at NINA thereafter. Finstad has published more than 140 peer-reviewed publications so far. He has participated as a member of the Norwegian Scientific Council for Salmon Management and in the expert group – salmon lice and production zones in Norway as well as participation in ICES and EUWGTRUTTA. He is also group leader for the Marine Section at NTNU Sealab and NTNU Trondheim Biological Station.