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Extensive research program by Matís for Nestlé - 28.11.2014

The value of exported fresh fish from Iceland has increased significantly with improved methods of handling and cooling of the catch. The annual export of fresh fish amounts to about ISK 40 billion. If the same volume was to be exported frozen, the value would be only half this amount.

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Retailers in UK reluctant to give too much information - 24.11.2014

A new “app” for smartphones and tablets with information for seafood buyers. When this „app“ was ready to be tested in the UK retail market, the retailers were reluctant to use it.

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Studies on increased utilization of herring for human consumption - 24.11.2014

Norwegians have successfully studied for the last three year the increased utilisation of herring and they now utilize side products from herring filleting in 17 different products. Research on the use of herring side products is also ongoing at Matís. Read more
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What role does traceability have for increased value within the seafood industry? - 19.11.2014

The Icelandic food and veterinary authority (MAST) organised a seminar on traceability in food systems on October 21st 2014 in Reykjavík. The seminar was a part of the programme organised by the Icelandic presidency of the Nordic council of Ministers in 2014.

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From basic research to medical devices for consumers - 18.11.2014

The biotechnology company Zymetech is built on research by Dr. Ágústa Guðmundsdóttir, professor of food chemistry, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland (UI) and board member of Matís and the late Dr. Jón Bragi Björnsson, Professor at the University of Iceland, on digestive enzymes from cod and their use in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

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What is the carbon footprint of fresh Icelandic cod loins in comparison with other competing products? - 14.11.2014

Sustainable utilisation and mitigation of environmental impacts associated with food production have become important issues in many key markets for seafood products from Iceland.

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Coastal communities and coastal fisheries in the N-Atlantic - 11.11.2014

Matís organised a conference last September on coastal communities and coastal fisheries in the N-Atlantic. The conference was held in connection with the Icelandic fisheries exhibition and was a part of a series of events held in connection with the Icelandic presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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Export of containerized fresh fish on the decline - 10.11.2014

Export of containerized fish from Iceland has decreased considerably in the last years, as Jónas R. Viðarsson, Research Group Leader at Matís, explained in a yearly conference held in Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby in September.

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Startup Energy Reykjavik visits Matís - 9.11.2014

Startup Energy Reykjavik visited Matís last week. The purpose of the visit was to introduce the investment program to Matís' employees.

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The "father" of European bioeconomy on his way to Iceland - 5.11.2014

Arctic Bioeconomy Focus on West-Nordic Countries The conference will take place Nov. 11th in Reykjavik at The Nordic House, Sturlugata 5, between 13:00-17:00.

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EARTO Innovation Prize for the first time to Sweden - 5.11.2014

"Our partners from Iceland, Matis and Saebyli, have produced fish feed containing our Single cell protein and have carried out successful feeding trials on the fish species Tilapia."

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Norwegian researchers study the structural and political framework of the Icelandic seafood industry - 4.11.2014

Norwegians face problems with quality issues in their catching and processing sectors.  Also, the production of filleted cod has all but vanished. Their hope is to learn from Icelanders what can be improved by making a comparison study of the structure and framework of the catching and processing sectors in Norway and Iceland.

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