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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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Centre for research-based innovation launched with major herring survey

03.12.2020

The CRIMAC centre wants the echo sounder itself to be able to distinguish between herring, mackerel, shrimps and gas emissions. Now scientists have completed their first expedition to learn the “dialect” of herring.

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Mystery has been solved: the Moon prevents glass eels from dying in the Arctic

30.11.2020

A new study shows how young eels find their way from their birthplace in the Sargasso Sea to Norwegian fjords and river mouths. 

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On average, 2,871 harbour porpoises die each year in Norwegian gillnets

30.11.2020

Harbour porpoises that get entangled in gillnets die slowly. But there may be a simple solution.

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REDUS has improved fisheries stock assessment

26.11.2020

Researchers have reviewed almost everything: from surveys, trawling methods and sampling, to calculations and management strategies. They have come up with new methods and tools. In five years, the REDUS project has made the fish stock advice of the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) more reliable.

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Processed fish from Ghana is rich in nutrients

24.11.2020

At fish markets in Ghana, fish is sold either smoked, salted or sun-dried. A new study has now shown that this fish is rich in many important micronutrients, which came as a surprise to researchers.

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Less sea ice means more human activity in the north

20.11.2020

With warmer seas and less sea ice around Svalbard, fishing boats and expedition cruise ships move northwards and extend their operational season and areal coverage. The implications of the increase in human activity for the vulnerable ecosystem in this region can be severe.

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Have studied omega-3 levels in pregnant women

17.11.2020

In a new study, researchers have for the first time measured omega-3 levels in pregnant women from all over Norway. They found that pregnant women who took dietary supplements had the highest omega-3 levels in their bodies.

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African fish are rich in many important nutrients

13.11.2020

Sardines, anchovies, horse mackerel and axillary seabream are popular along the African coast. A new study shows that these species contain lots of important minerals and vitamins, particularly if the fish are eaten whole.

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“Kaja” may hold the world spawning record for an Atlantic salmon

06.11.2020

DNA test reveals female salmon has spawned an incredible five times in the River Etneelva.

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Will the herring enter the fjords in northern Norway this winter?

05.11.2020

Herring is whimsical. One year it can appear in large numbers near the coast in winter, return to the same area several winters in a row, and then suddenly disappear.

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Just a little oil impair survival of haddock larvae

30.10.2020

New study shows even very low concentrations of crude oil impair haddock larvae’s ability to swim. Negative impact was found at a third of what was previously believed to impact the larvae.

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What a century of otoliths tells us about the life and growth of cod

08.10.2020

The small stones from the fish’s head provide new information about cod have been affected by fishing, population dynamics and climate change. 

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Sigmund is organising millions of fish data loggers

05.10.2020

The otolith is the fish equivalent of a black box. One warehouse in Bergen contains several million otoliths dating from 1906 to the present day.

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New lab experiments show anti-sea lice agent deltamethrin is highly toxic to lobster larvae

30.09.2020

When researchers simulated anti-sea lice treatments, the plume of chemicals that can be dangerous to the larvae typically spread out 5 to 15 kilometres as it diluted.

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Survey: Fisheries and aquaculture perceived as Norway's most sustainable industry

22.09.2020

When asked about which industry is the most sustainable, 29 percent of Norwegians answer fishing and fish farming. Only half as many answer oil and gas.

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LoVe ocean observatory fully operational

25.08.2020

New technology makes it possible to follow life at depths of up to 1,500 metres live over the Internet.

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Deep insight into the oceans off Vesterålen

25.08.2020

Creates new opportunities for both the fishing and technology industries. 

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Norwegian rod-and-reel fishery for Atlantic bluefin tuna is underway

18.08.2020

24 selected small boats are scanning the Norwegian coast for the world's largest tuna. The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) obtains unique information from this “citizen science” project.

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Artificial intelligence is becoming important to marine research

12.08.2020

“Facial recognition” of fish is one way that artificial intelligence is already used in marine research. But there are many other possible applications.