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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
Image from ERGA webpage.

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
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
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