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Maximising Return: Utilising the entire fish - 29.8.2014

Matís, together with the ministry of Industries and Innovation, University of Iceland and Mercator Media, organizes very interesting conference, which takes place on the first day of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition & Awards 2014 (IceFish) in Kópavogur. The exhibition will take place from the 25th to 27th of September.

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Fresh = frozen in quality of cod? - 29.8.2014

Nowadays, a sustainable fisheries sector and increased utilization of catch is of high importance. One of the main challenges is the seasonal variations in amount of landings throughout the year. While most of the whitefish is caught and processed during the winter, the market demands all-year deliveries. Today, the seagoing fleet mainly land frozen headed and gutted (HG) cod.

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Great mobile app - also for Windows! - 28.8.2014

Matís has developed a great little mobile app that helps fisherman know how much ice they need to cool their catch. As most people know, cooling is one of the utmost important part of maintaining quality of food, especially fresh and spoilage sensitive food such as fresh fish.
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Sustainable Oceans - 27.8.2014

Our Treasure in the Past and in the Future: Power of Molecular Biology. Prof. Dr. Werner E.G. Müller - Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany will give a presentation September 5th at Matís.

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Plastic in the oceans - 14.8.2014

The Environment Agency of Iceland will host a conference on plastics in the marine environment in Reykjavík, Iceland, on the 24th of September 2014.

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Þorskur | Cod

Iceland's utilization of cod worth mentioning according to FAO - 12.8.2014

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) is the flagship publication of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. In the latest issue Iceland's utilization of cod by-products is mentioned as well as how well the Icelandic fishing industry is using traceability systems. Read more
Þari | Kelp

Hunting for medicines in the sea - 8.8.2014

Few weeks ago a very interesting article was published by SeafoodSource.com about the vaste opportunities that may lie in our oceans. At Matís we work extensively with materials from the ocean, whether it be seaweed or fish or any other bio-active material.

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Lax | Salmon

Discovering why wild salmon is in decline - 6.8.2014

A recent European Union (EU)-funded research project has produced some surprising results on why wild salmon is in decline. The project had several participants, including Matís from Iceland. Read more