Archive for «Aquaculture»

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Sea lice prevention is better than the cure

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. […]

Developing environmentally friendly sea urchin farming

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.

Nofima to boost its investment in RAS research

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 […]

Muscles grow in strong currents

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.

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