17. June 2021
PhD Fellow René Alvestad at Nofima successfully defended his doctorate at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) earlier this week. His work involved analysing a very large production dataset sourced from a commercial salmon producer.
3. March 2021
Experiments conducted at Nofima show that salmon smolt that eat feed containing hydrolysed krill will eat considerably more and their weight will increase during their first days in the sea.
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.
This project will study how feed composition affects physiological mechanisms that control the pigmentation of salmon muscle and contribute to the development of a feed that secure good and predictable pigmentation of farmed salmon.
27. November 2018
The Norwegian version of the FISHWELL handbook on welfare indicators for Atlantic salmon has been available for over a year. From today, the handbook is also available in English.
The successful cooperation in QuantEscape between four leading research institutions that study interactions between escaped farmed and wild Atlantic Salmon led to a second project, QuantEscape2. The project will provide knowledge that can improve the management of wild and farmed salmon and increase the sustainability of industries that depend on salmon.