Zero lice on farmed salmon, that is the long term aim of this workshop (photo: Helge Skodvin©Nofima).
Zero lice on farmed salmon, that is the long term aim of this workshop (photo: Helge Skodvin©Nofima).


 Breeding and genetics    Fish health    Nutrition and feed technology    Production biology  

North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) together with Norwegian Centre of Expertise - Seafood Innovation Cluster and the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to bring key salmon players, researchers and leading experts of the world together to embark on new paths to combat sea lice.

Date: 1. March 2016
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Bergen, Norway

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Right now sea lice is salmon farming’s hardest enemy to tackle, and development of new solutions has major economic impact on the economy in the salmon industry, globally.

This day, 1st March, experts from Industry, Science and Regulators will share ideas in roundtable workshop for global action to combat Sea lice. Nofima is facilitator of the workshop.

Key speakers

President of Nutrition, Dr. Einar Wathne of EWOS Cargill will set the scene and be followed up by  Norwegian authorities presenting the framework the industry is operating within. Prof. Dr. Frank Nilsen, Director of Sea Lice Research Centre for the development of new vaccine tools , UiB, Dr. Borghild Hillestad, newly appointed Genetics Manager in SalmoBreed about the potential that lies within the salmon’s genes, and finally Dr. Gordon Ritchie, Group Manager on Fish health & welfare
from Marine Harvest will give a global status on  the combate of Sea Lice from the Global Salmon Initaitve and what needs to be addressed in his opinion.

Output of the workshop

This ZERO LICE workshop is aiming at providing input for a coordinated innovation commitment as part of the NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster. This commitment will lead to the first version of a Best Management Practice (BMP) in order to reach Norway’s goal of ZERO  Lice.

Nofima, as a partner of NASF and a member of NCE and with its interdisciplinary research competence in aquaculture, is facilitator of the DAY ZERO – ZERO LICE. Nofima will follow up on this initiative to create the first version of a Best Management Practice in collaboration with the industry players and researchers, participating at the DAY ZERO – ZERO LICE workshop.

In NCE partnership

For Nofima, the Norwegian institute of food, fisheries and aquaculture research, it is of great value to be part of a NASF Innovation Day, and the National centre for expertise in seafood.

Dr. Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO of Nofima says:

”We are very pleased that large industry players such as Marine Harvest, Lerøy, Grieg Seafood, EWOS and Salmon Group are in this initiative together with key research institutes such as Institute of Marine Research, Nifes, Norwegian School of Economics and the University of Bergen, along with Nofima. Nofima emphasize that the NCE has a national perspective and Nofima offer all its competence in order to strengthen the significance of seafood in a national value creation and innovation perspective”.


Join DAY 0 – ZERO LICE – TIME FOR GLOBAL ACTION – and contribute to change – and improving the sustainability of salmon farming worldwide!

When: Day 0 of NASF, 1st March 2016, 10-15 hours

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Bryggen in Bergen (see map)

See updated program at NCE Seafood

Register here.

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