New shareholders to Marinox - 27.2.2015

The Irish company Marigot, owner of the Icelandic company, Íslenska kalkþörungafélagið in Bíldudalur, has acquired 60% of the innovation company Marinox which has been owned by Matis and two employees at Matís. Marigot's purchase will be in the form of a new share issue.

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Ecosystem based Fisheries Management Solutions - 23.2.2015

There is a need to significantly increase the use of ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM). This is where the MareFrame project comes into play.

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Interesting Sensory Workshop in Norway in May 2015 - 18.2.2015

The event is organized every other year in different Nordic country. Matís is participating in the scientific committee of the workshops and the title of the workshop this year is A Taste of the Future.  The central topics for the symposium are children and food preferences, tailor-made healthy food and Nordic food trends.

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The world faces a challenge in food production - 12.2.2015

"I see great opportunities in food production for Iceland and I think we should take a note of what the Swedish are doing with their Sweden, the food country project," says Eygló Harðardóttir, Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Housing.

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Poleward shifts in the pelagic complex, an effect of climate change? - 9.2.2015

POLSHIFTS conference is supported by the working group for fisheries (AG-FISK), funded in 2009 to implement the strategies established by EK-FJLS (Fisheries and Aquaculture) and the Nordic Council of Ministers, and to perform an advisory function towards EK-FJLS (Fisheries and Aquaculture) and the NCM.

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Horizon 2020

Launch of Matís' first Horizon 2020 project - 6.2.2015

Matís is a partner in a new four year project funded within Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project is titled Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century (acronym: SAF21) and is funded under the scheme European Training Network (ETN) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions for excellence science. The launch of the project marks a milestone as this will be the first project that Matís participates in that is funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme.

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Salmonella contamination in poultry is very rare in Iceland - 3.2.2015

Salmonella contamination in poultry in Iceland has decreased dramatically in recent years and has become very rare. This achievement is a result of good collaboration of all stakeholders i.e. poultry farmers, abattoirs, food control authorities, government and consumers that have ensured that contaminated products are not distributed. Read more