Nofimas hovedkontor i Tromsø. Foto: Lidunn Mosaker Boge

About us

Nofima is a leading institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food research.

Contact us:

Phone: +47 77 62 90 00


We supply internationally renowned research and solutions that provide competitive advantages along the complete chain of value.

The head office is located in Tromsø, with research activities in Alta, Bergen, Stavanger, Sunndalsøra, Tromsø and Ås.

The institution was established on 1 January 2008 and has 390 employees per 31.12.2018.

Management team


Financial information

Nofima has an annual turnover of approximately NOK 623 million (2018). Our largest sources of income are:

  • The Research Council of Norway
  • The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
  • The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF)
  • The Foundation for Research Levy on Agricultural Products (FFL)
  • Industrial sponsors
  • The EU



Nofima AS is owned by:


The Board of Nofima AS


  • Olav Fjell

Board members

  • Eirik Selmer-Olsen, R&D Director, Tine (Deputy chair)
  • Edel Storelvmo, senior advisor, University of Tromso
  • Thomas Henning Farstad, managing director, Milarex
  • Tine Anette Grytnes Laskerud.
  • Cathrine Finne Kure, Senior project manager, Nofima AS
  • Audun Iversen, Scientist, Nofima AS
  • Åsa Maria O. Espmark, Senior Scientist, Nofima AS

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