What makes the flounder asymmetrical?
It certainly wasn’t born that way. Scientists have recently discovered that light plays an important role in the development of the flounder’s characteristic appearance.
Brennpunkt’s designed agenda
NIFES does not use so-called ‘designer salmon’ when checking that Norwegian farmed salmon is safe to eat. For that purpose, we analyse more than 12,000 ordinary farmed salmon.
New leaflet: Omega-3 fatty acids in Norwegian farmed salmon
Leaflet on the development of omega-3 fatty acids in Norwegian farmed salmon over the last 10 years.
Norwegian farmed fish is safe food
More than 12,000 fish were analysed for illegal and undesirable substances in 2015. The results from this monitoring show that Norwegian farmed fish is safe to eat.
Microplastics in seafood
Recently, there has been an increasing attention to the growing amount of plastics and microplastics in the environment. This includes seafood, and in Norway plastic has been found in the stomach of cod. Research in this field still needs to deal with large knowledge gaps, and NIFES is among the research institutions working to fill these gaps.
Stable lower levels of environmental contaminants in Greenland halibut
In view of new results from recent monitoring, NIFES believes that there is no longer a scientific basis for maintaining the closure of Greenland halibut fisheries in areas of the Norwegian Sea.
Preliminary results from the monitoring of illegal substances and pharmaceuticals in farmed fish in 2015
The analyses of Norwegian farmed fish in 2015 showed that the applicable maximum limits were not exceeded. However, traces of delousing agents were detected at a higher percentage of the samples, compared to previously years. Food safety has been assessed as good.
The new Minister of Fisheries visited NIFES
Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg was able to see what NIFES does first-hand when he visited the institute on Nordnes.
Chicken offcuts - the fish feed of the future?
By-products from meat production can become an important fish feed resource, but cattle products must be avoided according to current legislation. NIFES is therefore developing a better method to determine where the by-products come from.
Taking charge at NIFES
Today, Ole Arve Misund received the keys to the director's office at NIFES. They were handed over by Øyvind Lie, who has been at the helm of NIFES for the past 18 years.