The Norwegian daily <<Dagbladet>> makes the point that former and present board directors at the Institute of Marine Research also are directors in boards in Aker-compaines. The board at the IMR is appointed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. The directors have a wide range of experience.
The daily claims that "Kjell Inge Røkke (owner of Aker) borrows staff and equipment from the IMR". This is not correct, says Tore Nepstad, managing director at the IMR.