The Government has approved co-location in a new building
The Norwegian government has said yes to a new building co-locating the soon-to-be-merged Institute of Marine Research and NIFES.
Could kelp be the new potato?
A nutritious vegetable grows along our shores that we barely use. Scientists now want to investigate whether kelp can make up a greater part of the European diet.
Potentially dangerous parasite found in farmed fish from Vietnam
NIFES scientists were surprised to find the parasite Chinese liver fluke in farmed Pangasius in Vietnam. At worst, the parasite can cause serious liver disease and cancer if the actual seafood is eaten raw, without prior freezing or properly heating.
Went from too little to harmful levels of iodine
The prevalence of goitre used to be high in the mountainous country of Nepal, and children were born with brain damage because of serious iodine deficiency. Now, Norwegian research shows, on the contrary, that many Nepalese people have a too high iodine intake. What happened?
Norwegian bivalve molluscs in good condition
The annual monitoring showed that one in four flat oysters had cadmium levels above the maximum level, but that Norwegian bivalve molluscs are otherwise in good condition.
Why do more farmed salmon lose their sight in summer?
Farmed salmon often lose their sight in summer as cataracts make their eyes opaque. This happens when the temperature rises, but exactly why it happens has only now been discovered.
Plan to merge the Institute of Marine Research and NIFES
In its revised national budget, the Norwegian government proposes merging the Institute of Marine Research and NIFES.
Sufficient levels of marine fatty acids in fish deprived Nepal
The Nepalese in Bhaktapur have good levels of marine fatty acids i their blood, despite living nearly 1,000 kilometres away from the nearest ocean.
Very high levels of undesirable substances in halibut weighing over 100 kg, but low levels in smaller halibut
Large halibut weighing over 100 kg contain very high levels of undesirable substances, according to a new survey.
Low folate in feed leads to fewer and weaker fish embryos
Studies on fish show that even a slight B vitamin deficiency leads to much lower fecundity and weaker offspring.