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Royal tagging

King and president joined mackerel-dugnad

Since 2011, over 250,000 mackerels have been electronically tagged and released back into the sea. On Thursday King Harald of Norway and the Icelandic presidential couple sent out another three mackerels to collect data in the name of research.

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Research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen.

Prime Minister to name new research vessel

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will name the new Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen Friday 24 March in Oslo harbour. The vessel represents the pinnacle of Norwegian marine technology, and will play a central role in the EAF-Nansen Programme which over the last 40 years has aided coastal nations in Africa and Asia in  developing marine research and sustainable fisheries management. 
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Decreased or stabilised levels of contaminants in Norwegian waters

Article in Fram Forum 2017: Twenty years of environmental surveys show that contaminant levels in open waters are slowly but surely decreasing for some groups of substances, and continuing at stable low levels for others. A recent report from the Institute of Marine Research shows lower levels in the north than in the south.

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Atlantic salmon

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.

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