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What is the safety and quality of Atlantic cod during cold storage? - 15.11.2017

Results from a competitive study of the quality and safety of Atlantic cod fillets during cold storage have just been published in the Journal of the science of Food and Agriculture. Matís, along with Norwegian partners, National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood research and Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 

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First FlowCam in Iceland - 10.11.2017

The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) recently acquired the first FlowCam (Fluid Imaging Technologies) in Iceland which will be used in the Microbes in the Icelandic Marine Environment (MIME) project; a collaboration between Matís and the MFRI. In this project, the FlowCam analysis will form a substantial part of Mia Cerfonteyn's PhD, titled ‘The distribution, diversity and abundance of phytoplankton in Icelandic marine waters in context of environmental change'.

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Workshop on food integrity and available methods for detecting food fraud - 6.11.2017

The Ag-Fisk funded project Authenticate will have Workshop on food integrity and available methods for detecting food fraud in the seafood industry in the Faroe Islands on November 14th. Growing societal demand for food authenticity, safety and broader food security is creating both new opportunities and increased challenges for Nordic seafood suppliers, manufacturers and retailers. 

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METAMORPHOSIS – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture - 26.10.2017

A new project is about to kick off at Matís. The project is called METAMORPHOSIS. The project represents an added-value step in insect processing, with potential to start generating real value across the chain through promoting premium-tier sustainable nutrition, animal health & well-being through holistic aquaculture feeds.

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The biannual Conference on Biology - 25.10.2017

The bi-annual Conference on Biology in Iceland will be held October 26 – 28 2017. As in previous years the conference covers research on all aspects of biology. Several scientists from Matís will take part. 

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A microsatellite baseline for genetic stock identification of European Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) - 25.10.2017

A new article was published recently in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The article is covers the research done on the development of generic baseline covering the North Atlantic salmon. 

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Newsletter from ClimeFish - 20.10.2017

Make sure you do not miss out on any news from the important EU Horizon 2020 project coordinated by UiT, The Arctic University of Norway.

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Meeting: Blue bioeconomy - 18.10.2017

The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Ms. Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, on behalf of the Government of Iceland, convened a High-level Meeting on promotion of the Blue bioeconomy in Reykjavik on the 13th of September 2017. Matís helped organize this meeting in junction with the World Seafood Congress that took place September 10-13. 

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Utilization of the geothermal resources for drying grains in Kenya - 16.10.2017

A new and very interesting project is in its initial phase and takes advantage of how Iceland has use geothermal energy for drying. The project is headed by Matís but in partnership with eothermal Development Company (GDC) in Kenya. The project receives funding from the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF).

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Researcher position vacant in fisheries management - 28.8.2017

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), UiT the Arctic University of Norway has a Researcher position vacant in fisheries management. The position is attached to the research group BRIDGE.

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Stakeholders develop a research strategy for managing vital marine resources - 15.8.2017

Exploiting Europe's fish supplies in a sustainable way needs cooperation from multiple agencies and sectors. The EU-funded COFASP project has brought stakeholders together to develop a research strategy for managing these vital marine resources.

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The largest commercial fishing Exhibition in the North returns this September - included in the WSC registration fee! - 7.8.2017

The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition will return between the 13-15th September to Kópavogur Iceland, and is set to welcome exhibitors and attendees from around the globe. Everyone who registers for the World Seafood Congress will access the IceFish Expo for free.

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Want to know how islands form? Keep up with SUSTAIN! - 31.7.2017

Happening now: number of scientist are on the recently formed island (geological terms) of Surtsey, south of the island cluster of Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland. Matís, under the guidance of the the microbiologist dr. Viggo Th. Marteinsson, is a participant in the SUSTAIN project but overall project management and principal investigation is in the hands of dr. Marie Jackson, a geologist at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and dr. Magnús Guðmundsson, a volcanologist at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

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The New Era of Blue Enlightenment - 20.7.2017

The New Era of Blue Enlightenment event took place on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Matís took part in this important event as coordinator of EU funded projects; dr. Anna K. Danielsdottir, MareFrame and dr. Gudmundur Stefansson, PrimeFish. 

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Strategy to scale-up fish industry's competitiveness - 18.7.2017

EU-funded project unpicks why Europe's fish industry is suffering in the face of international competition and will provide the industry with new software and studies to help improve business strategies.

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Climate changes impact the distribution range, migratory habits and stock size of fish species - from the ClimeFish project - 13.7.2017

Pelagic fish stocks exhibit unique spatial and temporal distribution patterns related to their bioclimatic niche. Climate changes and the associated shifts in primary and secondary production have therefore impacted the distribution range, migratory habits and stock size of many marine fish species.

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Blue Enlightenment - Lisbon, Portugal July 12-14, 2017 - 10.7.2017

To better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate!

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Aquaculture char – maximizing health of gut - 3.7.2017

Ongoing research at Matís is looking into the diets and selection of diets that support a diverse and balanced gut microbiota during first stages of life of aquaculture char, with potential benefits for health, resilience and growth.

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Virus-X annual meeting - 22.6.2017

Annual meeting in the Horizon 2020 project Virus-X is now ongoing in Iceland. The meeting takes place in Matís' headquarters. The company is a participant in the project. 

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MacroFuels' invited exhibitor at the World EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan - 21.6.2017

The European project presents its breakthroughs in seaweed-derived biofuels at “The Sphere”, the EXPO's main pavilion.

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Our winner comes from Mexico - video contest portraying women working in the seafood industry - 19.6.2017

Matis, the Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D institute, in collaboration with WSI the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry has launched the first worldwide video contest portraying women working in the seafood industry. 

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IAFI selects two winners for the 2017 Award - 13.6.2017

The International Association of Fish Inspectors is pleased to announce that the winners of the IAFI Peter Howgate Award for 2017 are Ms. Hannah Antwi from Ghana and Mr. Giri Rohamd Barokah from Indonesia. These candidates will be supported by IAFI to attend the World Seafood Congress 2017 to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 10-13th September 2017. 

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Adaptive strategies to cope with the predicted impacts of climate change - news from the ClimeFish project - 30.5.2017

Developing an effective and realistic approach that allows stakeholders to develop their adaptive management plans for the three production sectors is important. ClimeFIsh partners at MATIS in WP5, in cooperation with ClimeFish case study and sector leaders, has been working to find the most suitable approach that will fit all three sectors and the stakeholders within each case. 

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Ph.D. students on board an Icelandic research vessel - 29.5.2017

Mia Cerfonteyn and Clara Jégousse are currently on board the Icelandic research vessel, Bjarni Sæmundsson to analyse microbial diversity, abundance and distribution in Icelandic waters. The research trip is part of the MIME project (Microbes in the Icelandic Marine Environment), in cooperation with the Marine Research Institute, University of Iceland and others and receives support from the Icelandic Research Fund (Rannís).

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WEFTA Conference - 24.5.2017

Come join us at the leading platform for seafood R&D experts to discuss hot topics and major breakthroughs with a combination of keynote lectures, oral and poster sessions and opportunities for active discussion and networking with SME's from the Seafood sector.

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Authent-Net: Food Authenticity Research Network - 22.5.2017

It is acknowledged that historically anti-food fraud capability within Europe has not been consolidated and lacks the coordination and support structures available to those working in food safety. There are various initiatives underway to redress this balance e.g. DG Santé's Food Fraud network, DG Research's FoodIntegrity project, as well as numerous national programmes and industry initiatives.

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Improving Joint Health with Putative Therapeutics - 3.5.2017

An interesting article was published on the Selectscience's web last week. Matís' Dr. Eva Kuttner gave the readers an inside look into the research done at Matís' Biotechnology Centre in the remote town of Saudarkrokur in North Iceland.

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Super-chilling Fish - 2.5.2017

The super-chilling project has been in development for some time; for the last few years, the food processing solution company Skaginn 3X, in collaboration with representatives from Fisk Seafood, have been considering the possibility of super-chilling whole whitefish.

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Substantial changes in fish distribution identified by ICES - 26.4.2017

Advice, published March 20, describes shifts in distribution of 16 species of fish, with half of these occurring in relation to management areas.

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New Nordic Food - Open Call for projects - 12.4.2017

Nordic collaboration is important for Icelanders, the Nordic cuisine is one part of that collaboration that includes many possibilities. In March The Farmers Association of Iceland announced  Embla, the Nordic food award and encouraged Icelanders to send in nominations for the seven categories before April 17th. Two days later, or April 19, is the last day for submission of project ideas to an open-call regarding New Nordic Food. Project ideas can relate to food for children and young people, as well as international branding for Nordic food culture and its values.

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Are you going to sleep in a tent when in Iceland? - 4.4.2017

September is approaching fast. This means that the World Seafood Congress is practically just around the corner. Are you considering attending? Wait no more because accommodation is selling out fast!

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Historic First Research Based PhD and Masters Programs in Fisheries Science Introduced at Fisheries and Marine Institute - 22.3.2017

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland has introduced new graduate degrees in fisheries science, pending approval from the Board of Regents, that will foster the next generation of fisheries researchers, says in an announcement from the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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HB Grandi partners up with the World Seafood Congress 2017 - 20.3.2017

HB Grandi and Matís have partnered up for the World Seafood Congress 2017 (#WSC_2017). The conference takes place in Iceland this September and is now held for the first time in any of the Nordic countries. The conference is a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) initiative.

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Nordic bioeconomy for sustainable change - 15.3.2017

The Nordic Investment Bank just published an article:  "Nordic Bioeconomy: be courageous to innovate". In the article, Dr. Hordur G. Kristinsson, Matís' CIO and the Chairman of the Nordic Bioeconomy Panel, discusses, among other things, how investing in the bioeconomy is investing in the future.

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International drive to increase aquaculture innovation - 16.2.2017

An international partnership met in Reykjavík today to scope out a new Aquaculture Innovation Network for the Northern Periphery and Arctic (AINNPA) aimed at improving innovation support for remotely located aquaculture businesses and, in turn, enabling demand-driven products and services.

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UNU-FTP students in Matís' Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing - from around the world! - 26.1.2017

The students that have selected the Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing line in UNU-FTP are from all over the world. It's quite amazing to see the distribution in the infographic below. 

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University of Iceland – A Fruitful Cooperation throughout 2016 - 10.1.2017

Matís cooperated well and successfully with the University of Iceland (UI) in 2016 with a formal collaboration agreement on teaching and research. The cooperation is not new; UI and Matís have worked together for almost 40 years now.

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Did you know it's our 10-year anniversary? - 2.1.2017

On the first weekday of every year, Matís' annual report is published. This time around we look back at the existence of our company, from January 1st, 2007, when three public agencies and one private company merge into Matís.

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