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ES4 3584
Photo: Eivind Senneset / IMR

The Institute of Marine Research shall be a central advisor to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, the Directorate of Fisheries, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and other relevant authorities in the development of sustainable aquaculture.

IMR monitoring and research shall provide the necessary knowledgebase for research-based advice to ensure sustainable production and that farming is conducted within acceptable limits.

The research profile shall specify both long-term and short-term strategies. All advice must be based on thorough, relevant research that is conducted in an impartial manner. The aim is to combine results from experimental work, field data and modelling to provide advice on frameworks and opportunities for Norwegian aquaculture activity.