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Researchers have given sonar the power to calculate the tonnes of fish in a shcool

07.04.2021

This is good news for both fishers and fish stocks.

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Why freshwater fish sometimes taste earthy

30.03.2021

… and why this creates a challenge for land-based fish farming.

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New manned and unmanned vessels to strengthen Norway's maritime surveillance

25.02.2021

Five new vessels, four of which are autonomous, will be an integral part of the Institute of Marine Research's long-term cruise strategy. 

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Krill had low tolerance for hydrogen peroxide in lab experiments

18.02.2021

One two-thousandth of the “salmon dose” was lethal to the krill.

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IMR researchers on prestigeous Stanford ranking

17.02.2021

19 researchers from the Institute of Marine Research are included in a recent ranking of the world's top scientists.

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What will farmed fish eat in the future?

08.02.2021

Insects, mussels and bristle worms are some of the candidates being considered by the aquaculture industry and marine scientists, as they search for new, sustainable raw ingredients.

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Why fish are "immune" to coronaviruses

29.01.2021

There are at least two reasons why fish could not have been the source of the virus.

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Grunt, click and plop: The language of the corkwing wrasse

28.01.2021

The corkwing wrasse has a fascinating behaviour. Now, researchers have mapped the sounds made by this colourful fish. 

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Mackerel and salmon had different diets

26.01.2021

New research found little evidence that herring and mackerel were responsible for salmon decline. 

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How scientists established fish farming in the Bay of Pigs

08.01.2021

Select the right species of fish, find a suitable location sheltered from tropical storms and, hey presto, you can start farming fish in Cuba.

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Seafood can help ensure that the world’s poorest people get enough nutritious food

05.01.2021

Seafood can play a key role in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger by 2030. ⁠⁠⁠”That makes it really important to emphasise the role of seafood and to include it in food strategies”, says research scientist Marian Kjellevold.

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New way found to mass produce sterile salmon

09.12.2020

By cutting out a particular gene, scientists can make farmed salmon sterile. This prevents escaped fish from spawning with wild salmon. Now scientists have also worked out how to produce sufficient quantities of sterile salmon for commercial production.

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About the Institute of Marine Research

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe, with about 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring.