MOERE is an independent research foundation established in 1979 by the county of Møre og Romsdal. The foundation cooperates closely with the three university colleges in the county. Moere Research mainly conducts externally commissioned applied research. The foundation operates as a national research institute; however, it has a special responsibility for performing research and developing competence to further the development of industry, local communities and public administration in Møre og Romsdal. The head office of Moere Research is situated in Volda. Research activity is organised through the two divisions Moere Research Volda and Moere Research Aalesund, and the subsidiary company Moere Research Molde ltd. It is the division Moere Research Aalesund that is involved in SEAFOODplus. Moere Research Aalesund is responsible for investigations on fish as food and all other kinds of utilisation of resources harvested through traditional fisheries and aquaculture. This will include ‘whole-chain’ studies on underutilised fish species and better utilisation of fractions today characterised as by-products. The division is concerned with questions related to harvesting, catch handling from traditional fisheries as well as live storage of marine resources and its implications for quality of the resulting fish products. The activities are commodity oriented food research embracing the whole value chain of fish and other aquatic organisms from catch/slaughter through all steps of handling, processing and distribution until the products are being prepared for consumption. Moere Research has approximately 50 employees and a budget of 27 million NOK, of which 4 million NOK is basic funding through the Norwegian Research Council.