24. August 2016
It's not only farmed salmon that eat salmon feed. Saithe and other wild fish that search for food in the ocean can be tempted to enjoy an easy meal outside the salmon cage. Here, some of the feed that is fed to the farmed fish gets through the net wall with the water currents and is an easy catch for hungry wild fish.
14. March 2016
Climate change has already begun to significantly affect aquaculture, according to FAO. Although challenging, climate change may introduce opportunities for aquaculture if it manages to adapt. In an FAO symposium a Nofima research scientist, Dr. Panya Sae-Lim recently presented key adaptive strategies for breeding programs for farmed aquaculture species under climate change.
12. February 2016
A 4-year research project led by Nofima has been established to investigate how microplastic particles absorb environmental contaminants and how they influence the cod food chain.
27. November 2015
An annual index or report that can provide information about how the Norwegian aquaculture industry is doing with respect to sustainability is being developed.
The goal of the WHITEFISH project is to strengthen the competitiveness of the European cod/haddock industry by documenting the desirable characteristics of whitefish caught in the north-east Atlantic, in particular relating to sustainability.
Full control is a vital concept for the sustainable intensive production of farmed salmon, with good fish welfare and a minimum of risk. We are working at Nofima to achieve full control of the environment in which fish live. This enables the full growth potential of the salmon to be realised, and reduces production costs.
The main objective of this work package is to estimate and quantify how climate changes impact Arctic fisheries and aquaculture, and the livelihood of communities and economic actors depending of these industries.
How should seafood producers use information about sustainability in their marketing activities? Market researchers at Nofima survey the attitudes held by market actors and advises about strategies for environmental labelling.