Matís with a good meeting about herring stocks in the North Atlantic

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January 27 last. A good meeting was held at Matís' headquarters at Vínlandsleið 12 in Reykjavík. It brought together many of the Nordic region's leading experts on herring and North Atlantic herring stocks.

The meeting was part of the HerMix project, which is funded by the Ag-Fisk fund. Participants in the project are from 7 places.

  • Matís (Icelandic Food and Biothech R&D), Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Marine Research Institute (MRI), Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Faroese Fisheries Laboratory (FFL), Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • University of the Faroe Islands (UFI), Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Bergen, Norway
  • Sildarvinnslan hf (SVN), Neskaupstaður, Iceland
  • The National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU-Aqua), Lyngby, Denmark

The aim of the project is to be able to differentiate herring stocks in the North Atlantic by genetic methods and to study variability in the chemical and processing properties of the product.

For further information, please contact Sigríður Hjörleifsdóttir,

Further information about the project can be found here.