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60-years of genetic studies to unravel the best management units in Atlantic cod

A recent study published by scientists at MFRI summarized the genetic studies which have been performed on Atlantic cod in Icelandic waters.
Algae bloom in Hestfjordur on September 9. Photo Ingvar Jakobsson.

Coccolithophorid bloom in the Westfjords of Iceland

As the bloom develops the surface displays veils of lighter color and the surface appears milky, this is a result of the cells shedding its coccoliths, when regenerating new ones.
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Advice for offshore shrimp in the fishing year 2022/2023

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MFRI's advice on fishing opportunities for 28 fish stocks in Icelandic waters in the 2022/2023 quota year

MFRI's advice on fishing opportunities for 28 fish stocks in Icelandic waters in the 2022/2023 quota year has been released and is available from the MFRI website under Advice.
Harbour seal. Photo Sandra M. Granquist.

A new research paper on origin and expansion of harbour seal

Origin and expansion of the world’s most widespread pinniped: Range-wide population genomics of the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina)“.
Figure 1. Collage of the first 10 Individuals observed and photographed in Cape Verde in 2022 (Map 1…

For Icelandic Humpback whales, 2022 starts with a Bang!

The humpback whale is one of the most popular marine mammals and yet a lot of things remain unknown about them. Their annual long-distance migrations between breeding grounds located in the tropical areas of the North Atlantic (from Caribbean waters to the African coast) and the sub-arctic feeding grounds are mostly studied and documented using photographs identification.
The final advice on capelin catch is 869 600 tonnes

The final advice on capelin catch is 869 600 tonnes

This advice is based on the estimates of spawning stock biomass (SSB) from an autumn survey (1834 thous. tonnes) and two surveys conducted from 19 January to 14 February
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The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics

These genomes will and are already providing unique insights into genomic diversity
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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
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