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Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland



Fornubúðum 5, 220 Hafnarfjörður, 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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