Tromsø Aquaculture Research Station

The Aquaculture Research Station in Tromsø, of which we are part-owners, provides experimental facilities suitable for all types of experiment on fish and shellfish.

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Heidi Mikalsen

Senior Adviser
Phone: +47 924 61 122
heidi.mikalsen@nofima.no

We offer:
  • Feed and growth studies with the controlled collection of feed
  • Vaccine trials
  • Challenge experiments and challenge models
  • Physiological settings with controlled biomass and temperature
  • Welfare studies with camera monitoring.

We have long experience of designing and executing pilot-scale aquaculture for, among others, the feed and ingredients industry, and for vaccine and pharmaceuticals companies. We have also carried out extensive physiological studies at the facility.

In addition to producing its own experimental fish, the station can also hold several species of fish, shellfish, bivalves and other aquatic organisms.

We have a special department at the station for salmon lice, where we produce lice for experimental use. We also have an experimental department for challenge experiments with all types of fish diseases, such as IPN, ILA and winter ulcer disease.

The Aquaculture Research Station also has a full-scale marine facility for the study of fish under natural conditions. This facility is licensed for both salmon and marine fish.

The Tromsø Aquaculture Research Station is owned equally between Nofima and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Research technicians going to work at the marine facility.

Research technicians going to work at the marine facility. Photo: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen

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