Improved quality and value of Nordic mackerel Products for the global market
Research Project , 2015 – 2019

This is a collaborative project in which the mackerel processing industries in Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands team up with a filleting machine producer in Sweden and get leading institutes and universities in Scandinavia to carry out research on the stability and quality of Atlantic mackerel (whole and fillets) and how the final food products are affected by season, catching, handling and processing. The results will form a basis for further innovation within the Nordic mackerel processing sector leading to new products, improved quality of current products and overall higher value in exported goods and thus giving the Nordic pelagic processing sector a competitive advantage globally.


Ingrid Undeland (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science


Aarhus University

Aarhus, Denmark

Arenco VMK

Kalmar, Sweden


Reykjavik, Iceland


Tromsö, Norway

Pelagia AS

Bergen, Norway

Sildarvinnslan (SVN)

Fjarðabyggð, Iceland

Vardin Pelagic

Tvöroyri, Faroe Islands


Nordic Innovation

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

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Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

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