1. July 2020
In a new article titled Prevention not cure: a review of methods to avoid sea lice infestations in salmon aquaculture, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and Nofima argue that methods to prevent sea louse infestations have some key advantages over other strategies, and identify the most promising preventative methods. […]
23. June 2020
New research shows that Atlantic salmon post-smolt skin that has become acclimatised to salt water is stronger than the skin of post-smolt that have been raised in fresh water before being transferred to the sea. Salt water acclimatisation makes the salmon more resistant to the skin ulcer bacterium called Tenacibaculum.
12. June 2020
The study of fat metabolism (also called lipid metabolism) in salmon cells shows what happens in the cells during fasting. The study shows that salmon fat cells release lipid in different ways based on the type of fat they have stored in their bodies.
11. June 2020
Philip James leads an €8 million Horizon 2020 project called AquaVitae, with the mission to develop sustainable solutions for low-tropic aquaculture in the Atlantic. The senior scientist at Nofima believes that aquaculture of wild harvested sea urchins has a bright future.
18. May 2020
The research station at Sunndalsøra is Nofima’s spearhead in research on aquaculture in closed and semi-closed facilities, but it is fully booked until the summer of 2022. It is therefore essential that research capacity is rapidly expanded. Next year will see the completion of 20 new tanks with separate recirculating systems at the research station […]
13. May 2020
A new handbook on welfare indicators for farmed rainbow trout is released today. It is a sister publication to the FISHWELL handbook on welfare indicators for farmed Atlantic salmon that was released in 2018.
3. April 2020
The CtrlAQUA annual report for 2019 is now released, presenting an update on the latest development in research and innovation within closed containment aquaculture.
13. February 2020
It is well known that smolt grow faster in recirculation systems when the current increases. Nofima researchers have now discovered that it is primarily the muscles, rather than the other organs, which grow when salmon swim in a strong current. This is a positive thing. At the same time researchers believe that there is reason to keep an eye on any impairments in fish welfare until they know more about the effects of strong velocities.
28. November 2019
Researchers have evaluated how climate change could affect Norwegian salmon farming over the next 50 years.
15. November 2019
Norwegian salmon producers are among the most efficient in the world. But although production costs in Norway are increasing to a lesser extent than in recent years, it is becoming increasingly expensive to farm salmon.