29. April 2014
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.
20. February 2014
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.
19. February 2014
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.
17. January 2014
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.
10. January 2014
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.
3. December 2013
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.
7. June 2013
“This should definitely be a candidate as a seafood souvenir in the Norwegian tourism market.” That’s roughly how Trude Borch, Scientist at the food research institute Nofima, expressed herself.
10. October 2012
Several tests show that the remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) “Seabed Harvester” beats the divers when it comes to harvesting sea urchins – one of the world’s highest paid seafood products.
24. February 2011
Is commercialisation of sea urchins in Greenland possible? Senior Scientist Sten Siikavuopio is participating in the charting of sea urchin stocks and can report promising findings.
28. March 2008
A new Norwegian-Indian research collaboration aims to develop new vaccines for fish and shrimps.