Research from ocean to plate

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Colder seawater reduces salmon mortality when delousing

11.12.2017

Bath treatment with hydrogen peroxide is an effective method to remove sea lice on farmed Atlantic salmon, but treatments can be associated with high mortalities. Findings from researchers at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the University of Melbourne have developed a new treatment concept that can reduce salmon mortality and improve welfare.

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Kelp to shield mussels from ocean acidification

04.12.2017

A joint Norwegian-Chinese project in Austevoll is investigating whether kelp farms in China can protect farmed mussels against increasing ocean acidification.

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Budget agreement ensures extra NOK 27 million for marine research

29.11.2017

– We are delighted that, taken in consideration Norway’s ambitious goals to expand our exploration on marine resources, this agreement strengthens us further as a management institute. The marine industries must be managed sustainably if we are to handle the desired growth in a good manner, says The Institute of Marine Research’s Managing Director Sissel Rogne.

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IMR and NIFES share the same homepage

29.11.2017

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) now share the same homepage. This is due to the process of merging the two institutes. The formal date for the merge is the 1th of January 2018.

Have more answers about seafood and health

08.11.2017

Over the past four years, with a budget of NOK 70 million and around 45 planned scientific articles, researchers have endeavoured to find out what effect fish and seafood consumption have on our health. The Fish Intervention Studies project (FINS) is near completion and the results are starting to come in.

'Fresh' cod all year round with the right freezing and thawing method

03.11.2017

Controlled freezing and thawing of cod give consumers a product all year round that rivals fresh fish. A new research project shows that the way in which cod is frozen and thawed makes all the difference to the quality of the product.

National budget: NOK 11 million to study krill in Antarctic

12.10.2017

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) has been allocated NOK 11 million for an expedition to study krill in Antarctica in winter 2018–2019, the Southern Hemisphere’s summer. The new icebreaker research vessel “Kronprins Haakon” will be used.

New dietary recommendations for salmon

06.10.2017

Some of the recommendations on vitamin and mineral supplements in the feed for Atlantic salmon must be changed. This happens because a shift from mainly marine ingredients to feeds where more than 70% comes from plants has changed the requirements. Implementation of this new knowledge is important for the growth and welfare of the salmon.

New dietary recommendations for salmon

06.10.2017

Some of the recommendations on vitamin and mineral supplements in the feed for Atlantic salmon must be changed. This happens because a shift from mainly marine ingredients to feeds where more than 70% comes from plants has changed the requirements. Implementation of this new knowledge is important for the growth and welfare of the salmon.

The Government has approved co-location in a new building

06.09.2017

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes announced on Sunday that the Government has said yes to a new building for the purpose of co-locating the soon-to-be-merged Institute of Marine Research and NIFES, and the Directorate of Fisheries.

The Government has approved co-location in a new building

03.09.2017

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes announced that the Government has said yes to a new building for the purpose of co-locating the soon-to-be-merged Institute of Marine Research and NIFES, and the Directorate of Fisheries.

Could kelp be the new potato?

25.08.2017

A nutritious vegetable grows along our shores that we barely use. Scientists now want to investigate whether kelp can make up a greater part of the European diet.

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About the Institute of Marine Research

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is the biggest research institute of its kind in Europe, with over 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. The web pages was merged November 30 2017. The new institute will be 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.