Research from ocean to plate

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Successful takeover puts capelin and warrior shrimps on the menu

05.04.2019

Marine researchers took over the famous Bergen restaurant Lysverket for one evening. On the menu, marine delicacies of the future sprinkled with research.

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Welcome to the wondrous world of whales

19.03.2019

They can travel 8,000 km and dive down 2,000 metres below sea level, but they must always return to the surface to breathe. Whale expert Nils Øien leads us through the world of whales.

Handed over advice on the world's oceans

06.03.2019

In November last year, 150 ocean experts from over 150 countries met to discuss critical science-based actions in response to the problems facing the oceans. Tuesday Sissel Rogne, Managing Director of the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), submitted their report to Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Fish stocks recovering due to better management

25.02.2019

A new study shows that the majority of fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic have recovered as a result of improved fisheries management.

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Symposium to honour our first director

18.02.2019

Today marks the 150-year anniversary of the birth of Johan Hjort. He was the inaugural director of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. A Hjort symposium will be held in June to create a new mindset within marine research.

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Flesh of fish turned liquid by parasite

14.02.2019

When the host dies, microscopic Kudoa spores start to break down the flesh of the fish. Once they’re done, you can drink the fish with a straw.

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Fjords create mercury problems

28.01.2019

It has been a mystery why deep-sea fish contain so much mercury in fjords without any known sources of mercury pollution. In fact, fish in a clean fjord like Sognefjorden contain more mercury than fish around the polluted submarine wreck at Fedje. Can it be the fjord itself that is to blame?

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New probe will increase catch control in purse seines

25.01.2019

Development of a new catch monitoring probe will provide a means of monitoring fish welfare and quality early in the capture process in purse seines, as well as providing a simplified and cost-effective method for species and size identification. 

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Fishing increased around the lobster reserve

21.01.2019

The lobster reserve was supposed to ensure more and bigger lobsters in the surrounding area as well. Then people started fishing three times as much just outside the borders.

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See the first photos from our Antarctic expedition

18.01.2019

Researchers have tested their gear and already tagged whales in the Southern Ocean. The first pictures from our Antarctic cruise have now reached us in Norway.

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The Kronprins Haakon sails for the Antarctic

07.01.2019

The bountiful krill in the wild and remote waters of the Antarctic has not been measured on such a large scale since 2000.

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The Christmas party when seafood researchers gave themselves food poisoning

13.12.2018

When a group of seafood researchers decided to organise their own Christmas party, it all went wrong. Then the search for answers began.

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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.

In January 2018, the IMR was merged with NIFES – the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research. IMR is a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table.