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Ralph Tiedemann

Seminar, November 27th - Ralph Tiedemann

Population genomics of harbour porpoise and common minke whale in the North Atlantic by Ralph Tiedemann, Profesor at the University of Potsdam.
Photo: Sigurður Þór Jónsson

Open Symposium on Capelin Research

Friday the 10th of November, the results of an extensive capelin research project will be introduced. The project has been ongoing since 2018 with special funding from the Ministry.
Jón Tómas Magnússon

Seminar, October 23rd - Jón Tómas Magnússon

Mobile predators on the Ascophyllum nodosum dominated shores of Breiðafjörður, Iceland, a seminar by Jón Tómas Magnússon.
Seminar, October 19th - Árni Kristmundsson

Seminar, October 19th - Árni Kristmundsson

Árni Kristmundsson, head of the Fish Disease laboratory at Keldur, has a seminar "Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae and proliferative kidney disease in Icelandic salmonids. Comparative data from two different time periods" at Hafrannsóknastofnun.
Bogi Hansen, picture taken in the field.

Seminar, October 17th - Bogi Hansen

Seminar by Bogi Hansen from the Faroe Marine Research Institute, Havstovan, on the flows across the Iceland-Faroe Ridge.
Árni Friðriksson, the research vessel. 
Photo by Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

Zero catch advice for capelin remains

The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) advises that when the harvest control rule agreed by the Coastal States is applied, there should be zero catch in winter 2023/2024.
Advice 2023

Advice 2023

The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute has released advice on fishing opportunities. The advice is available from the MFRI website under Advice.
SUMMER EU H2020: Sustainable Management of Mesopelagic Resources

SUMMER EU H2020: Sustainable Management of Mesopelagic Resources

SUMMER EU H2020 project started in 2019 with the objective to establish a protocol to accurately estimate mesopelagic fish biomass, quantify the ecosystem services provided by the mesopelagic community (food for aquaculture, for humans, for other wild fish, climate regulation and potential for bioactive compounds) and develop a decision support tool to quantitatively balance the trade-offs between the different services for any given exploitation scenario.
Image: MFRI.

Lower catch advice for lumpfish

Marine and Freshwater Research Institute advises that the total catch of female lumpfish for the fishing year 2022/2023 should be no more than 4 411 tonnes.
Capelin. Photo Svanhildur Egilsdóttir.

Area based capelin adivice retracted

MFRI has decided to revise its capelin advice from 24 February for the current fishing year.
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