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Research institutions

With a staff of close to 700, the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is the largest marine research institution in Norway and a leading organisation within scientific investigations and advice on marine ecosystems and aquaculture. The Institute is the main adviser to the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs on these issues. Read more

National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) is a research institute with administrative duties, affiliated to the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. The institute's research focus is nutrition: feed for fish - and fish as food. Read more

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is a governement research institution, which provides scientifically based advice to the authorities on food and feed safety and animal, fish and shellfish health.   Read more

The Norwegian Medicines Agency, the Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and NOFIMA are concerned with seafood safety from different aspects. Read more