Research on nutrition;
feed for fish and fish as food
The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research
NIFES is a research institute with administrative duties, linked to the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal affairs. The institute's research focus is nutrition: feed for fish - and fish as food. The institute gives scientific advice to the government and food authorities concerning health and safety aspects of seafood from both wild catch and farmed.
The institute is independent of the fishery industry and the research results are published in international scientific peer reviewed journals and made available to the general public via our web pages.
Methods and accreditation
NIFES has approximately 70 accredited methods according to NS-EN ISO/IEC 17025, used in the surveillance.
The institute educates scientists at master- and PhD-level for the University of Bergen.
What are the results used for?
The results are published in scientific peer reviewed journals which e.g. are used by the EU in determining upper maximum limits for contaminants in feed and food, such as dioxins, mercury and arsenic.
The institute gives research based advice on risk management within its research areas to the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, and the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal affairs.
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