Vesteralen

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Vesteralen

 

a group of islands off the northwest coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula, near the Lofoten Islands. They belong to Norway and consist of three large islands (Hinnoy, Langoy, and Hadseloy) and numerous small islands. The general area is 2,400 sq km, and the population is approximately 35,000. The islands are rocky, with elevations to 600-700 m. There is a well-delineated coastal plain. The climate is temperate marine. In January the average temperature is around 0° C and in July around 12° C ; the annual precipitation is as much as 2,000 mm. There are peat bogs and meadows and in some areas birch scrub forests. The majority of the population earns a living by fishing.

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0007[degrees]W, 12 m depth, FV Vesteraalen, cruise 201002, haul 74, 8 August 2010; UW 26820, 1 (93 mm), 63.
4662[degrees]W, 1082 m, 30 June 2008, NMFS/JW Orr, F/V Vesteraalen, cruise 2008-01, haul 84; UW 150120, 610 mm, 59.
Fly from Gatwick to Tromso then sail with the Hurtigruten coastal express through the Vesteraalen and Lofoten islands to Trondheim, keeping an eye out for the Northern Lights.
VESTERAALEN (1983) Ofotens & Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab, Norway, 6,262 grt, 352' x 54', 316 pax.
A court in Boe, on the Vesteraalen Islands off north-western Norway, gave the local man a three week suspended jail sentence, a pounds 1,000 fine, and banned him for three years.
Terrified to admit his mistake, he persuaded his director to hire an eight-seater plane on expenses to take them to Vesteraalen to interview a Scots referee there to officiate on a UEFA game.
The small community in the Vesteraalen Islands off northern Norway is considering a proposal by four local artists to mark the new Millennium by painting everything some shade of blue - including the church, pavements and streets.
Wilson and all cruise personnel from the NOAA ship Miller Freeman, FV Sea Storm, FV Ocean Harvester, FV Morning Star, and FV Vesteraalen involved in the collection of samples and data.
The camera system was deployed off the side of the vessel FV Vesteraalen by a winch suspended from a block attached to the vessel's crane.
We thank the scientific staffs of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center groundfish bottom-trawl surveys conducted from 1999 through 2004, as well as the crews of the FV Aldebaran, FV Arcturus, FV Dominator, FV Gladiator, FV Morning Star, FV Northwest Explorer, FV Sea Storm, and FV Vesteraalen.
The Vesteraalen is powered by a single 1725-hp engine and is equipped with split Rapp Hydema (Rapp Hydema AS, Bode, Norway) trawl winches carrying 2.