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.
10. December 2020
Breeding salmon for growth or resistance to sea lice in cold waters may have little effect if the offspring grow up in warmer waters.
1. December 2020
Vasco Mota is becoming one of Norway’s foremost RAS scientists; land-based, closed-containment aquaculture systems using recirculated water. After completing his PhD and spending four years actively researching this field, the Nofima scientist is absolutely certain that RAS technology will play a key role in the future growth of aquaculture.
Do Pacific salmon species carry a secret they could share with Atlantic salmon? What is it in the genes that make these relatives of Atlantic salmon less susceptible to lice? Researchers will now find the answers to these questions, using the gene editing method CRISPR-Cas9.
23. October 2020
Do Pacific salmon species carry a secret they could share with Atlantic salmon? What is it in the genes that make these relatives of Atlantic salmon less susceptible to lice? Researchers will now find the answers to these questions, and they will use the method that just received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry – gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9.
12. October 2020
Nofima scientists studied the effect of LED light on salmon performance in closed-containment recirculated aquaculture systems.
21. September 2020
Why have salmon fillets become paler despite more pigment being added to their feed? This is a question that Nofima scientists want to answer.
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.
10. September 2020
Audience from all over the world are virtually welcome to the aquaculture town of Sunndalsøra and the webinar «Smolt production in the future» 21 October.
25. August 2020
Scientists have determined that salmon post-smolts tolerate similar level of ozone in brackish water as they do in freshwater.