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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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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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“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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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.