The new RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived in her home harbour Bergen for the first time today. Now starts a two months period of testing of equipment and functions before she leaves Casablanca in the beginning of May for her very first scientific survey.read more
Anna Wargelius received the Institute of Marine Research’s 2016 publication prize for an article on how mutations can be used to change the DNA sequence in salmon. Essentially, the technique involves “knocking out” specific genes to create a sterile farmed salmon.read more
Since Manuel Barange was appointed Director for Fisheries and Aquaculture policy and resources division in June, he decided to make his first official visit a visit to Norway. – I want to thank Norway for its contribution to development cooperation, not at least through the Nansen Program and the investments made in modern research vessels.read more
In focus: Atlantic salmon
The Atlantic salmon is an anadromous fish. They spend their first years in freshwater, and when they are big enough they undergo physiological and morphological changes, and migrate into seawter as a ’smolt’. The smolt migrates from the rivers, throughout the fjords
and into the open seas where they spend one to four years. In this period they grow fast, and when they are sexually mature, they migrate back to the river where they were born, to spawn.