With a staff of almost 700 the Institute of Marine Research is Norway's largest centre of marine science. Our main task is to provide advice to Norwegian authorities on aquaculture and the ecosystems of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea and the Norwegian coastal zone. For this reason, about fifty percent of our activities are financed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.
IMR's headquaters are in Bergen, but important activities are also carried out at our department in Tromsø, at the research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen and on board our research vessels, which are at sea for a total of 1600 days a year.
Industry praises financial aid for paua fishermen New Zealand
Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the financial assistance package announced by the Government for the Kaikoura commercial paua divers, who have been under considerable financial stress since last year’s earthquake.
Snow crab fishery closes to protect right whales Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided the closure of snow crab season in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence with the aim of protecting North Atlantic right whales from risks posed by the crustacean fishing gear in the area.