National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES)

Nasjonalt institutt for ernærings- og sjømatforskning, NIFES

NIFES is a research institute with administrative duties, linked to the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal affairs. The institute’s research focus is nutrition: feed for fish – and fish as food. The institute gives scientific advice to the government and food authorities concerning health and safety aspects of seafood from both wild catch and farmed.


Mol_bio_lab_oversikt (Rettighetshaver: P. Olsvik)
Disputas (Rettighetshaver: NIFES)

The institute is independent of the fishery industry and the research results are published in international scientific peer reviewed journals and made available to the general public via our web pages.

Methods and accreditation

NIFES has approximately 70 accredited methods according to NS-EN ISO/IEC 17025, used in the surveillance.


The institute educates scientists at master- and PhD-level for the University of Bergen.