21. December 2020
As kelp aquaculture is a relatively new industry in Norway, and in many parts of Europe, there are many challenges to overcome before production can increase and become commercially viable. Active cultivation sites in Norway are scarce and concentrated towards the southern and mid-coastal regions; however, kelp farming also shows great potential in northern Norway. Therefore, researchers at Nofima are currently focusing on sustainable value creation from kelp production in northern Norway.
26. November 2020
Genomic technology has been applied to boost the resistance of whiteleg shrimp to one of the most serious diseases affecting global shrimp producers – White Spot Syndrome Virus. By using genomic selection, we have demonstrated that we can rapidly increase the level of disease resistance in whiteleg shrimp.
15. September 2020
We need to understand the past, address the present and be able to foresee the future. To achieve this, it is fundamental that we digitalise aquaculture research and industry.
9. July 2020
The message was devastating: A whole pallet of food items on its way to our research partner in central Europe had to be discarded due to a broken cool chain. Unfortunately, this was not the first time we saw a whole experiment going down the drain.
8. May 2020
Climate change is the greatest challenge we will face. Adaptation of our food producing systems will require a much greater effort from all stakeholders involved, as the knowledge gaps are huge and the impact complex.
15. April 2020
Microbiome scientists at Nofima are working on uncovering the complex cross-talk between the fish and its microbes and aim to improve the health of farmed fish.
6. January 2020
Our recent research shows that focusing on the environment and convenience wins consumers. But who wins when we actually shop?
2. September 2019
In a world with increasing food waste, canning is an ingenious method that provides long shelf life without using of preservatives.
19. August 2019
Closed-containment onshore fish farming systems are being heralded as the answer for farmed salmon, but we need to proceed cautiously – and ensure that fish welfare and health remains a key aspect of developments.