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News archive - April

Published: 29.04.2009 - Updated: 09.06.2009
Saga Sea

Dagbladet and the IMR - clearing up

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.


Published: 29.04.2009 - Updated: 11.06.2009
G.O. Sars og J. Hjort

The IMR oceanograpers are not saboteurs

In the latest number of the weekly Teknisk ukeblad the Institute of Marine Research is accused of sabotaging the petroleum debate.


Published: 29.04.2009 - Updated: 09.06.2009
Parupeneus nansen

The new Nansen from the coast of Mozambique

He was hauled up from an anonymous existence on the extended sandbanks off Mozambique, and was immediately named after a Norwegian polar explorer. Now we can say with absolute certainty that what the scientists caught in their net was a Parupeneus nansen.

Published: 29.04.2009 - Updated: 11.06.2009
Sildestim på ekkolodd

Estimating tail-beat frequency using split-beam echosounders

Normally the echosounder is installed on the vessel hull. When lowered into a herring schoolar, the echosounder can monitor the frequency of the herring tail-beat. Among other things, the monotoring tells us how fat the herring is. This indicates the amount of food available to the herring. 

Published: 29.04.2009 - Updated: 11.06.2009
cluster-of _salmon_lice_Lars Hamre.jpg

Concerned with salmon louse level

Today the Institute of Marine Research and the National Veterinary Institute informed the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs about the serious salmon louse situation in Norwegian fjords.


Published: 29.04.2009 - Updated: 11.06.2009

Awarded publications

Geir Ottersen (pictured) and Egil Ona have won respectively the 2006 and the 2007 IMR Publication prize. The winning publications describe changes in the cod spawning stock and the lack of effect of silent research vessels.   

Published: 16.04.2009 - Updated: 10.06.2009

The hunt for the tagged fish

Researchers at the Institute of Marine Research have caught 1500 live cod off the coast of Finnmark to measure their length, clip their fins and tag them. The fish were then re-released. Now the hunt for the tagged fish is underway.

Published: 16.04.2009 - Updated: 04.06.2009

Environmental effects on capelin eggs

Scientists at the Institute of Marine Research study how capelin eggs are affected by contaminants and warmer waters in the capelin spawning areas. 

Published: 16.04.2009 - Updated: 25.08.2009

A rapid increase in the breeding population of northeast Arctic cod

According to last year’s calculations, the breeding population of northeast Arctic cod was expected increase by around 35 percent this year. Very preliminary estimates after the end of the annual fishing season suggest an even bigger increase.

Published: 16.04.2009 - Updated: 11.06.2009
The Barents Sea

The Barents Sea - rich, pure and productive

The Barents Sea and the marine region off Lofoten are among the richest, purest and most productive waters in the world. However, the ecosystem is also vulnerable, especially to human influence and climate changes.

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