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Prospecting herring waste

The messy leftovers from herring processing could be put to better use. Enzymes from the fish parts can soon wind up in detergents or even in juice.

Salmon becomes what it eats

The diet of farmed salmon is no small-fry issue. The quality of the fats and proteins in feeds has quite an impact on the taste of the fish.

De-bugging strawberries and raspberries

Beetles do a lot of damage to Norwegian strawberries and raspberries. Scientists are seeking effective alternatives to insecticide.

Falling lemming populations

Due to irregular winters, the lemming cycle has stopped. This might in time change the whole ecosystem in the Arctic.

Creating sterile farmed fish

Fish spend a great deal of energy in sexual maturation and the aquaculture industry would like to avoid that by raising sterile fish. This would also prevent runaway farmed fish from mixing their genes with wild cousins. Norwegian researchers are on the case.

Pull, push and kill cabbage root flies

Cabbage root flies can devastate fields of cabbage and broccoli. But a clever defence has been developed using fungi, Chinese cabbage and clover.

Cheap hamburger could be choice steaks

Little Norwegian beef ends up being served as steaks. With new feeding and butchering techniques the country’s cattle could provide more whole cuts and less minced or ground beef.

A big salmon blow-up

New microscope technology can portray your dinner fish in a new light, through a mix of biology, handicraft – and art.

Bad news for greedy fishermen

New research in fish genetics makes it possible to determine the exact origin of any particular fish. This could make life difficult for fishermen who cannot stay away from endangered species.

Climate change makes cod grow

North Sea cod are growing far more than expected. The explanation lies in global warming.

How agriculture came to Scandinavia

The great archaeological riddle of how agriculture spread to Northern Europe now seems to have been solved.

Halibut pierced by mysterious ’projectile parasite’

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown parasite that attacks the Greenland halibut by piercing the fillet. The fish almost looks as if it were shot with a rifle.