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Figure. Potential barriers to gene flow for Nephrops norvegicus detected with a bootstrap support gr…

Recently published article

Microsatellites obtained using high throughput sequencing and a novel microsatellite genotyping method reveals population genetic structure in Norway Lobster, Nephrops norvegicus
From the visit. Poto: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, visited MFRI

On December 7, we had a good guest at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute
Photo: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

Recently published paper

Spawning migration of capelin studied with small boats in summer 2021. HV 2021-56.
Recently published article

Recently published article

Projecting climate-driven shifts in demersal fish thermal habitat in Iceland's waters
Image: Sigurborg Jóhannsdóttir

BIODICE first official workshop

BIODICE was created in the winter 2020-21 with the aim of creating a network of individuals and institutions in Iceland with the common goal of promoting research, greater awareness and understanding of biodiversity in Iceland.
Photo. Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

Advice on fishing opportunities of pelagic fish stocks released this week

ICES will release its advice on fishing opportunities in 2022 for widely distributed pelagic fish stocks, including NE-Atlantic mackerel, blue whiting and Norwegian spring-spawning herring, next Thursday, 30 September
The humpback whale ISMN1586 in Faxaflói bay.

Humpback whale ISMN1586 from Cape Verde to Iceland in June 2021

In June the 19th 2021, a whale (ISMN1586) was seen and photographed in Faxaflói, by Special tour whale watching company
Image Jónas P. Jónasson

MFRI's advice on fishing opportunities for 29 fish stocks in Icelandic waters in the 2021/2022 quota year has been released

MFRI advises a TAC of 222 737 t of cod for the 2021/2022 fishing year. The advised TAC is a 13% decline from the current fishing year's TAC of 256 593 t. The advice is based on the management plan adopted by Icelandic authorities
Image: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir.

Report about sampling in the Irminger Sea and the Iceland Basin

A report (HV 2021-22) has been published on sampling that took place in the Irminger Sea and the Iceland Basin in July 2020 for the project “Ecologically and economically sustainable mesopelagic fisheries” (MEESO), funded by the European Union
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