Archive for «Aquaculture»

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From granite to gold in phosphorus production

Phosphorus is a vital mineral that must be added to salmon feed to ensure that the fish grow normally and develop a healthy skeleton. Global reserves of phosphorus, however, are limited, and industries that depend on this mineral must increase their use of current sources. An unexploited gold mine of phosphorus for the aquaculture industry is available in filleting waste.

Get access to Norwegian research facilities for free

Through the EU-project AQUAEXCEL, European researchers can apply for conducting research experiments at several aquaculture research facilities in Europe. In Norway, Nofima has two research facilities that are very modern and highly equipped, with plenty of opportunities.

Commencement of EU project aimed at boosting aquaculture through selective breeding

Globally there is an increasing demand for aquaculture products. The aquaculture sector is relatively young and there is a need to increase productivity and profitability while reducing the impact on the environment. Major improvements can be made by establishing new and better selective breeding programmes. The European research project FISHBOOST will advance European aquaculture to the next level for six aquaculture species.

EU-project on organic aquaculture started

The purpose of the project is to identify obstacles in regulations and rules that must be changed to increase the production of organic fish. The objective is to pave the way for increased organic aquaculture in Europe.

New test for DNA tracing of escaped farmed salmon

Scientists at Nofima have developed a new and efficient DNA test to trace escaped farmed salmon, in which they can link the DNA profile of the escaped fish to the fish farm from which it escaped. Testing of the system on a pilot scale demonstrates virtually 100 % accuracy, and simulation of data that has so far been done on an industrial scale is promising.

Controlling the quality of fish oil

In the fight for omega 3 resources, it is important to focus on quality and optimum use – that is the only way to enough omega 3 oils in the future.
New quality analyses give more realistic targets for rancidity in fish oils, which means better quality control opportunities for the industry.

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