National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research
Research on nutrition;
feed for fish and fish as food

Seafood data

Seafood data is a database where you can search for the presence of undesirable components and nutrient data in seafood.

Sjømatdata NIFES

Search for undesirables
The results are from the Documentation and Surveillance program at NIFES.

Results of a few products (crab, lobster, catfish, monkfish and cod liver), not yet included in the regular monitoring programme, have been included in Seafood data. These results are labelled with a comment in the generated report.

Search for nutrients
The results are from the Documentation and Surveillance program at NIFES. NIFES has determined the levels of nutrients in seafood since the 1960s and 70s (see the historic data). From 2005 the data also includes the variation in nutrient content within the specie in a searchable form. The following species are included in the database: farmed Atlantic salmon, Atlantic halibut, tusk, Horse mackerel, North Sea Herring and Norwegian Spring Spawning, and new species will be added continuously.

Search the historic data
These data give an indication of the nutritional content in 25 different species.


Program for Documentation and Surveillance

The surveillance programme at NIFES started in 1994. The aim is to fulfil a need for independent data for food authorities, fisheries authorities, industry and markets. The data will help establish time trends and uncover new research areas.

The marine species monitored in the surveillance programme are regarded as the economically most important species for Norwegian export. These species are captured in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and the North Sea, while the farmed salmon is collected from random fish farms on the nine Norwegian coastal regions. Seafood from the monitored regionsis is largely exported (over 90% of Norwegian seafood is exported).

Sample frequency depends upon species. The most important such as cod, herring, mackerel and salmon, are sampled often, while other species are sampled less frequently.


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