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Optimising the rearing environment for juvenile salmon

 Production Biology  

A public stakeholder meeting organised by the ENRICH Fish project,

Date: 6. April 2016
Location: Radisson Blu Plaza, Oslo
Contact person
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Christopher Noble

Senior Scientist
Phone: +47 909 65 133

You are invited to a public stakeholder meeting organised by the ENRICH Fish project on 6 April 2016 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Oslo from 0930-1600.

Although ENRICH-Fish is designed to improve the rearing conditions and welfare of Atlantic salmon used in applied laboratory experiments, it is expected that the results will also be highly relevant to the containment and welfare of fish in other situations, whether it be in the laboratory or in commercial settings.

The general theme of the meeting will be “Optimising the rearing environment for juvenile salmon”.

The Project Team will inform participants about the progress so far, with ample time for discussion. There will also be more general presentations on animal welfare by the international experts in the project’s Advisory Group.


0930 – 1000:
Opening remarks, presentation of ENRICH Fish (Chris Noble)

1000 – 1030:
Physical needs in the environment (Bjørn-Steinar Sæther)

1030 – 1045:
Coffee break

1045 – 1115:
Social requirements for optimising juvenile salmon rearing
(Jonatan Nilsson)

1115 – 1145:
What can Norecopa do for fish researchers? (Adrian Smith)

1145 – 1230:

1230 – 1410:
Presentations from the advisory group (15 minutes each + 10
minutes discussion)
Stephanie Yue-Cottee
Penny Hawkins
Cecilie Mejdell
Hernan Canon Jones

1410 – 1430:
Coffee break

1430 – 1545:
Round table discussions

1545 – 1600:
Closing remarks (Chris Noble)


ENRICH Fish is a project financed by the Research Council of Norway to improve the rearing conditions and welfare of Atlantic salmon used in laboratory experiments. This is a two-year project which started in March 2015.

The project consists of three parts:

  1. Evaluation and development of methods for physical enrichment, including the use of shelter, substrates in the tank and alteration of environmental factors such as water level, current speed and light intensity
  2. Efforts to provide social enrichment by optimising group size and investigating the effect of changing rearing unit volume on acclimation and behaviour
  3. Construction of a multi-stakeholder platform for synergy, recommendations and dissemination of results. This part will include two annual workshops.

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