Research from ocean to plate

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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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Bluefin tuna tag has ''phoned home''

11.12.2018

The tag attached to a blue fin tuna outside of Bergen has surfaced west of Ireland. It tells the story of quite a ride.

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Turning researchers’ discussions into action

23.11.2018

How can you get world-leading experts to provide specific recommendations on how to ensure that the oceans remain clean and productive for the future? By breaking down barriers between fields and by having good “table secretaries”.

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Prime Minister Solberg spoke to the marine experts

20.11.2018

Prime Minister Erna Solberg addressed 160 of the world’s leading ocean experts.

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"We must act now to protect our oceans for the future"

06.11.2018

At the conference on the oceans in Bergen, marine scientists from all over the world will sit down together. The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes that it is high time to turn words into actions to ensure that our oceans remain pure and rich.

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Have analysed contaminants in "new" fish

02.11.2018

The deep oceans are home to large unexploited fish resources. Now scientists have studied toxic levels in some important species.

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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.