23. February 2015
Shrimp aquaculture is carried out in large parts of Asia and Latin America. White spot syndrome is one of the most serious diseases of farmed shrimp, and there is currently no effective way of combating this disease. Scientists have recently discovered markers for genes that determine how well black tiger shrimp resist the disease. They are now planning to look for the genes in the white shrimp.
6. October 2014
It is important to minimise the risk of disease in cod aquaculture. Scientist Rama Bangera of Nofima has studied the effect that the cod’s genes have on its resistance to three fatal diseases, and found that the resistance of farmed cod can be increased by selective breeding.
The centre and its associated marine facility are designed for breeding cod, but also offer outstanding facilities for other types of trials with cod and other marine species.
The European research project FISHBOOST will advance European aquaculture to the next level. Nofima is coordinating this FP7 project.
We do research and provide services for the development and operation of aquaculture breeding programs, where the use of genomic information plays a central part.
4. August 2014
A collaborative project between Norway and India has discovered markers for genes that control resistance against the bacterial disease Aeromoniasis in rohu carp. Aeromoniasis is a devastating disease that affects aquaculture of this and many other carp species throughout the world.