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It matters who your mother is, even for fish

OPINION: New research could result in both bigger and better farmed fish.

How cod took over in the icy Arctic waters

Codfish can eat prey right up under the sea ice in winter, thanks to an antifreeze in their blood.

Fish guts don't have to be thrown out

Usually fishers keep the filet and discard the rest of the fish into the ocean - resulting in tonnes of unused resources. But researchers have found a way to make use of the entire by-product.

Can salmon lice end up on your dinner plate?

Are there any parasites on the fish you buy in the store?

Evolution in real time on Bear Island

Researchers tracked the northern-most freshwater fish over an entire year with surprising results.

Sports drinks from fish heads

In a couple of years you might drink some fish parts after exercising at a gym.

Scientists: Deep-sea fish can solve world food shortages

There is a lot of food hiding in the deep ocean and it could help feed the entire world. But we must take care not to overfish, marine scientists warn.

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon. They identified the gene and revealed its secret.

Giant-eyed fish discovered in Greenland

Discovery of a new species of fish confirms that the deep sea of the North Atlantic still hides many unexplored secrets.

Peering into fish brains to see how they work

Transparent fish and an ability to work in the dark are key to the research of the newest group at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience.

Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.