19. January 2017
Nofima’s Board of Directors has given the green light to the renovation of Nofima’s research station at Sunndalsøra in Norway, for approximately EUR 2.4 million. This will result in increased capacity, quality and research opportunities.
18. January 2017
Nofima has recently signed an agreement under which the company’s unique sea urchin feed can be produced under licence in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement has been signed with the investment company Kaston International AS, which will develop the feed under the name Urchinomics.
10. January 2017
European fish breeders can now integrate tools and technologies developed in FISHBOOST into their breeding programmes.
16. December 2016
Just before Christmas, Prof. Emeritus Trygve Gjedrem will celebrate his 88th birthday by closing the office doors for one final time, leaving Nofima in Norway after a long life spent in the service of science. What inspired him to keep going for so long?
14. November 2016
Through a joint venture with Innovation Norway and Urchinomics, Nofima’s sea urchin feed is going to be tested in Canada. On Thursday an agreement was signed with the Ekuanitshit First Nation community in St. John’s.
7. November 2016
Scientists from Nofima and SINTEF are currently collating the available data – positive and negative – on the aquaculture industry relating to environmental, economic and social repercussions. The information will be made available in a web portal that presents the industry’s sustainability.
24. October 2016
Gills, skin and intestines are barriers that protect fish from their environment and help maintain their health. An important issue that needs to be addressed is how feed composition affects the functioning of these barriers in farmed salmon.
24. August 2016
It’s not only farmed salmon that eat salmon feed. Saithe and other wild fish that search for food in the ocean can be tempted to enjoy an easy meal outside the salmon cage. Here, some of the feed that is fed to the farmed fish gets through the net wall with the water currents and is an easy catch for hungry wild fish.
11. August 2016
Scientists at Nofima have started to breed lumpsucker (lumpfish) families which have a special liking for consuming salmon lice. Eating salmon lice seems to be a genetic trait.
7. July 2016
A lot of research has been carried out on fish welfare over the last few years. But this knowledge is not always readily available to those who need it. An FHF funded research project named FISHWELL will gather and update our knowledge on fish welfare indicators in Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout, putting it together as an operational handbook for the farmers.