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More environmental pollutants in wild salmon than in farmed salmon

24.03.2017

The levels of environmental pollutants are higher in Norwegian wild salmon than in Norwegian farmed salmon. These are the results of a recent Norwegian study. This is the first major study to compare the species of wild salmon that lives in Norwegian waters (Salmo salar), with Norwegian farmed salmon.

Prime Minister to name new research vessel

22.03.2017
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. 

No Anisakis in farmed rainbow trout

26.01.2017

No Anisakis was found in farmed rainbow trout intended for human consumption, shows a new report from NIFES.

Good status for imported seafood

13.10.2017

Seafood imported to Norway in 2015 was of overall good quality and rarely exceeded the applicable maximum limits for contaminants and infective agents.

State-of-the-art research vessel for Development Cooperation

10.01.2017

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.  

Publication prize for “knock-out” article on genetics

05.01.2017

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.

King and president joined mackerel-dugnad

01.01.2017

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.