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Biography Christopher Noble

I work in the Production Biology department of Nofima’s Aquaculture division. My research mainly focuses on optimising large scale commercial aquacultural production, with particular emphasis on improving fish welfare, feed management and biomass control whilst minimising losses through escapes and mortality. I am also involved in a number of sealice projects including i) evaluating the performance of lice skirt barrier technology and ii) assessing the drivers for optimising cleaner fish welfare. Environmental enrichment strategies for improving the husbandry of juvenile salmonids is also a major research area.

Additional interests include: • Identifying and developing Operational Welfare Indicators (OWIs) for numerous species, life stages, rearing systems and production operations • Optimising welfare and product quality in capture-based aquaculture.Education: PhD, University of Glasgow, UK. Marine Biology BSc (Hons.), University of Liverpool, UK.

Christopher Noble has 53 publications at Nofima:

Welfare Indicators for farmed rainbow Trout: Tools for assessing Fish welfare

Noble, Christopher (ed.); Gismervik, Kristine (ed.); Iversen, Martin Haugmo (ed.); Kolarevic, Jelena (ed.); Nilsson, Jonatan (ed.); Stien, Lars Helge (ed.); Turnbull, James F. (ed.)

2020

Welfare in cleaner fish – operational welfare indicators (OWI) – RENSVEL. Revised edition of report 12/2019

Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Noble, Christopher; Kolarevic, Jelena; Berge, Gerd Marit; Aas, Grete Hansen; Tuene, Stig Atle; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Wergeland, Heidrun Inger; Johansen, Lill-Heidi; Burgerhout, Erik; Gjerde, Bjarne; Lein, Ingrid

2020

RENSVEL OWI FACT SHEET SERIES: An introduction to Operational and Laboratory-based Welfare Indicators for lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.)

Noble, Christopher; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Lein, Ingrid; Kolarevic, Jelena; Johansen, Lill-Heidi; Berge, Gerd Marit; Burgerhout, Erik; Puvanendran, Velmurugu; Mortensen, Atle; Stene, Anne; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter

2019

RENSVEL OWI FACT SHEET SERIES: An introduction to Operational and Laboratory-based Welfare Indicators for ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta)

Noble, Christopher; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Lein, Ingrid; Kolarevic, Jelena; Johansen, Lill-Heidi; Burgerhout, Erik; Puvanendran, Velmurugu; Kousoulaki, Katerina; Aas, Grete Hansen; Stene, Anne; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter

2019

Welfare in cleaner fish – operational welfare indicators (OWI) - RENSVEL

Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Noble, Christopher; Kolarevic, Jelena; Berge, Gerd Marit; Aas, Grete Hansen; Tuene, Stig Atle; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Wergeland, Heidrun Inger; Johansen, Lill-Heidi; Burgerhout, Erik; Gjerde, Bjarne; Lein, Ingrid

2019

Cleaner fish welfare

Treasurer, James; Noble, Christopher; Puvanendran, Velmurugu; Planellas, Sonia Rey; Iversen, Martin Haugmo

2018

Del C. Bruk av operative velferdsindikatorer i forbindelse med ulike håndteringsprosedyrer

Gismervik, Kristine; Turnbull, James F.; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Nilsson, Jonatan; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Mejdell, Cecilie Marie; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Stien, Lars Helge; Izquierdo-Gómez, David; Kolarevic, Jelena; Midling, Kjell Øivind; Ellingsen, Kristian; Noble, Christopher

2018

Del B. Bruk av operative velferdsindikatorer for ulike produksjonssystem

Kolarevic, Jelena; Stien, Lars Helge; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Izquierdo-Gómez, David; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Nilsson, Jonatan; Oppedal, Frode; Wright, Daniel William; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Gismervik, Kristine; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Noble, Christopher

2018

Del A. Fiskevelferd og oppdrettslaks, kunnskap og teoretisk bakgrunn

Nilsson, Jonatan; Stien, Lars Helge; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Kristiansen, Tore S; Torgersen, Thomas; Oppedal, Frode; Folkedal, Ole; Hvas, Malthe; Gismervik, Kristine; Ellingsen, Kristian; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Mejdell, Cecilie Marie; Kolarevic, Jelena; Izquierdo-Gómez, David; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Midling, Kjell Øivind; Roth, Bjørn; Turnbull, James F.; Noble, Christopher

2018

Welfare Indicators for farmed Atlantic salmon: Tools for assessing fish welfare

Noble, Christopher (ed.); Gismervik, Kristine (ed.); Iversen, Martin Haugmo (ed.); Kolarevic, Jelena (ed.); Nilsson, Jonatan (ed.); Stien, Lars Helge (ed.); Turnbull, James F. (ed.)

2018

Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd. 3. utgave

Noble, Chris (ed.); Nilsson, Jonatan (ed.); Stien, Lars Helge (ed.); Iversen, Martin Haugmo (ed.); Kolarevic, Jelena (ed.); Gismervik, Kristine (ed.)

2018

Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd - Del C. Bruk av operative velferdsindikatorer i forbindelse med ulike håndteringsprosedyrer

Gismervik, Kristine; Turnbull, James F.; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Nilsson, Jonatan; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Mejdell, Cecilie Marie; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Stien, Lars Helge; Gomez, David Izquierdo; Kolarevic, Jelena; Midling, Kjell Øyvind; Ellingsen, Kristian; Noble, Chris

2017

Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd - Del B. Bruk av operative velferdsindikatorer for ulike oppdretts- og produksjonssystem

Kolarevic, Jelena; Stien, Lars Helge; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Gomez, David Izquierdo; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Nilsson, Jonatan; Oppedal, Frode; Wright, Daniel William; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Gismervik, Kristine; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Noble, Chris

2017

Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd - Del A. fiskevelferd og oppdrettslaks, kunnskap og teoretisk bakgrunn

Nilsson, Jonatan; Stien, Lars Helge; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Kristiansen, Tore S; Torgersen, Thomas; Oppedal, Frode; Folkedal, Ole; Hvas, Malthe; Gismervik, Kristine; Ellingsen, Kristian; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Mejdell, Cecilie Marie; Kolarevic, Jelena; Gomez, David Izquierdo; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Midling, Kjell Øyvind; Roth, Bjørn; Turnbull, James F.; Noble, Chris

2017

Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd

Noble, Chris (ed.); Nilsson, Jonatan (ed.); Stien, Lars Helge (ed.); Iversen, Martin Haugmo (ed.); Kolarevic, Jelena (ed.); Gismervik, Kristine (ed.)

2017

Environmental impacts, Chapter 4, page 173-231 in: Deliverable D2.1 Production issues in organic aquaculture

Adamek, Zdenek; Jokumsen, Alfred; Noble, Chris; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Aas, Turid Synnøve; Ytrestøyl, Trine; Röcklinsberg, Helena; Olesen, Ingrid; Abbink, Wout

2017

Production systems, Chapter 3, page 122-172 Deliverable D2.1 Production issues in organic aquaculture

Lembo, Giuseppe; Adamek, Zdenek; Jokumsen, Alfred; Noble, Chris; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Nielsen, Hanne Marie; Olesen, Ingrid; Röcklinsberg, Helena; Callier, Myriam; Blancheton, Jean-Paul; d'Orbcastel, Emmanuelle Roque; Abbink, Wout

2017

Welfare, Health, veterinary treatments and biosecurity, Chapter 2, page 48-121 in: Deliverable D2.1 Production issues in organic aquaculture

Noble, Chris; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Lembo, Giuseppe; Adamek, Zdenek; Jokumsen, Alfred; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; van de Vis, Hans; Bæverfjord, Grete; Zupa, Walter; Carbonara, Pierluigi; Spedicato, Maria Teresa; Fiocchi, Eleonora; Manfrin, Amedeo; Blancheton, Jean-Paul; d'Orbcastel, Emmanuelle Roque; Röcklinsberg, Helena; Blanco, Ainhoa; Abbink, Wout

2017

Beste praksis for medikamentfrie metoder for lakseluskontroll (MEDFRI) - Faglig sluttrapport

Holan, Astrid Buran; Roth, Bjørn; Breiland, Mette Serine Wesmajervi; Kolarevic, Jelena; Hansen, Øyvind J; Iversen, Audun; Hermansen, Øystein; Gjerde, Bjarne; Hatlen, Bjarne; Mortensen, Atle; Lein, Ingrid; Johansen, Lill-Heidi; Noble, Chris; Gismervik, Kristine; Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter

2017

Sea Urchin Fishing Techniques Report. (Activity A3.1.1 of the NPA URCHIN Project. Amended Version released April 17th 2018

James, Philip; Noble, Chris; Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Sloan, Roderick; Hannon, Colin; Þórarinsdóttir, Guðrún; Ziemer, Nikoline; Lochead, Janet

2016

Rapport/Report 16/2016 – English summary

Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Noble, Chris; Midling, Kjell Ø.; Tobiassen, Torbjørn; Akse, Leif; Koren, Christian; Humborstad, Odd Børre

2016

Sea urchin fisheries, management and policy review (Activity A4.2.1 of the URCHIN project)

James, Philip; Noble, Chris; Hannon, Colin; Stefansson, Gudmundur; Thórarinsdóttir, Gudrún; Sloane, Roderick; Ziemer, Nikoline; Lochead, Janet

2016

Sea Urchin Fishing Techniques Report (Activity A3.1.1 of the NPA URCHIN project)

James, Philip; Noble, Chris; Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Sloan, Roderick; Hannon, Colin; Þórarinsdóttir, Guðrún; Ziemer, Nikoline; Lochead, Janet

2016

Delousing of Atlantic salmon with two different sizes of farmed ballan wrasse

Lein, Ingrid; Noble, Chris; Nergaard, Sissel; Helland, Synnøve

2014

Gode driftsrutiner reduserer tapet

Espmark, Åsa Maria Olofsdotter; Aas-Hansen, Øyvind; Kolarevic, Jelena; Noble, Chris; Nilsson, Jonatan

2013

Post-escape dispersal of juvenile Atlantic cod Gadus morhua from Norwegian fish farms and their potential for recapture

Serra-Llinares, Rosa Maria; Nilsen, Rune; Uglem, Ingebrigt; Arechavala-Lopez, P.; Bjørn, Pål Arne; Noble, Chris

2013

Fangstbasert akvakultur. Mellomlagring, oppfôring og foredling av villfanget fisk

Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Noble, Chris; Humborstad, Odd Børre; Martinsen, Svein; Veliyulin, Emil; Misimi, Ekrem; Midling, Kjell Øyvind

2012

BIO-ECONOMIC COSTS AND BENEFITS OF USING TRIPLOID RAINBOW TROUT IN AQUACULTURE: REDUCED MORTALITY

Berrill, Iain K.; MacIntyre, Craig M.; Noble, Chris; Kankainen, Markus; Turnbull, James F.

2012

The bio-economic impact of improving fish welfare using demand feeders in Scottish Atlantic smolt production

Stewart, Lyndsey A.E.; Kadri, Sunil; Noble, Chris; Kankainen, Markus; Setälä, Jari; Huntingford, Felicity

2012

How to measure the economic impacts of changes in growth, feed efficiency and survival in aquaculture

Kankainen, Markus; Setälä, Jari; Berrill, Iain K.; Ruohonen, Kari; Noble, Chris; Schneider, Oliver

2012

MODELING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WELFARE INTERVENTIONS IN FISH FARMING—A CASE STUDY FROM THE U.K. RAINBOW TROUT INDUSTRY

Kankainen, Markus; Berrill, Iain K.; Noble, Chris; Ruohonen, Kari; Setälä, Jari; Kole, Adriaan P. W.; Mejdell, Cecilie Marie; Kadri, Sunil; Turnbull, James F.

2012

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY FRAMEWORK FOR BIO-ECONOMIC MODELING IN AQUACULTURE: A WELFARE CASE STUDY

Noble, Chris; Berrill, Iain K.; Waller, Bob; Kankainen, Markus; Setälä, Jari; Honkanen, Pirjo; Mejdell, Cecilie Marie; Turnbull, James F.; Damsgård, Børge; Schneider, Oliver; Toften, Hilde; Kole, Adriaan P. W.; Kadri, Sunil

2012

Appetite and Feed Intake

Jobling, Malcolm; Alanara, Anders; Noble, Chris; Sanchez-Vazquez, Javier; Kadri, Sunil; Huntingford, Felicity

2012

Demand feeding and welfare in farmed fish

Attia, Joël; Millot, Sandie; Di-Poï, Carole; Bégout, Marie-Laure; Noble, Chris; Sanchez-Vazquez, F. Javier; Terova, Genciana; Saroglia, Marco; Damsgård, Børge

2012

Injuries and deformities in fish: their potential impacts upon aquacultural prodution and welfare

Noble, Chris; Jones, Hernán Alberto Cañon; Damsgård, Børge; Flood, Matthew; Midling, Kjell Øyvind; Roque, Ana; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Cottee, Stephanie Yue

2012

Behavioural indicators of welfare in farmed fish

Martins, Catarina I.M.; Galhardo, Leonor; Noble, Chris; Damsgård, Børge; Spedicato, Maria T.; Zupa, Walter; Beauchaud, Marilyn; Kulczykowska, Ewa; Massabuau, Jean-Charles; Carter, Toby; Planellas, Sonia Rey; Kristiansen, Tore S

2012

Does feeding time affect fish welfare?

López-Olmeda, J.F.; Noble, Chris; Sánchez-Vázquez, F.J.

2012

Rapport/Report 44/2011 English summary

Midling, Kjell Øyvind; Harris, Stephen; Humborstad, Odd Børre; Akse, Leif; Noble, Chris; Evensen, Tor Hatten; Jakobsen, Ronny Andre; Tobiassen, Torbjørn

2011

Examining the daily feeding rhythms of amago Oncorhynchus masou masou using self-feeding systems

Flood, Matthew; Noble, Chris; Kagaya, Rem; Damsgård, Børge; Purser, G. John; Tabata, Mitsuo

2011

Social network analysis of behavioural interactions influencing fin damage development in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during feed-restriction

Jones, Hernan Alberto Canon; Hansen, Linda Anett; Noble, Chris; Damsgård, Børge; Broom, Donald M; Pearce, Gareth P.

2010

Growing amago and rainbow trout in duoculture with self-feeding systems: Implications for production and welfare

Flood, Matthew; Noble, Chris; Kagaya, Rem; Damsgård, Børge; Purser, G. John; Tabata, M

2010

BENEFISH: A European project to put a cost on fish welfare actions

Berrill, Iain K.; Kadri, Sunil; Ruohonen, Kari; Kankainen, Markus; Damsgård, Børge; Toften, Hilde; Noble, Chris; Schneider, Oliver; Turnbull, James F.

2009