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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 institute was established on 1 January 2008 and has 394 employees.

“Sustainable food for all” is our vision.


Nofima AS is owned by:

Financial information

Nofima has an annual turnover of approximately NOK 661 million (2020). 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

Management team

The Board


  • 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, CEO Grytnes Entreprenør AS
  • Cathrine Finne Kure, Senior project manager, Nofima AS
  • Audun Iversen, Scientist, Nofima AS
  • Tone Aspevik, Scientist, Nofima AS

Nomination committee

  • Cathrine Meland, Director General, Research and Innovation Department, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
  • Per Berg, Stiftelsen for Landbrukets Næringsmiddelforskning
  • Randi Dyrnes, Akvainvest Møre og Romsdal

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