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Marine Conservation organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland




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Research Institute



Marine research

Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) is a government institute, which employs around 190 staff, operates 2 research vessels and 10 branches around the country, including an aquaculture experimental station. MFRI conducts various marine and freshwater research and provides the Ministry with scientific advice based on its research on marine and freshwater resources and the environment. The main research priorities are 'research on marine and freshwater ecosystems, sustainable exploitation of main stocks, ecosystem approach to fisheries management, research on fishing technology and seafloor and habitat mapping'.

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