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 58 publications at Nofima:
1. January 2020 – 20. December 2022
During this project, we will be identifying how the use of various types of commercial fishing gear affect the physiology and mortality of cod and thus their welfare and quality. We will also be investigating the links between ethical fishing, quality and price.
1. January 2020 – 31. December 2022
In the BIO4ROBUST project, the focus is on the biology of farmed Atlantic salmon: The aim is a robust fish in a shifting aquaculture industry.
1. January 2019 – 31. December 2021
How can digitalisation help us assess fish welfare?
1. January 2018 – 31. December 2020
The health and welfare of farmed and captured aquatic animals is becoming increasingly important for current and future aquaculture systems. We need to improve our understanding of their health and welfare status to strengthen the resilience and robustness of both the animals and the industry.