During this project, we will be identifying how the use of various types of commercial fishing gear affect the physiology and mortality of cod and thus their welfare and quality. We will also be investigating the links between ethical fishing, quality and price.
19. December 2018
With high-quality pictures of the stomach content of the fish, fish buyers bidding on catches at auctions can avoid buying a “pig in a poke”.
18. January 2018
An advanced light meter developed by Nofima is set to revolutionise the processing of fish. White fish can be sorted according to the amount of blood in the fillet before it is cut open, allowing better utilisation of each individual fish and better profitability for fishing companies.
21. April 2017
Whether fish is processed before or after rigor mortis can be significant for the quality of the fish product. What is best depends on which product is to be made.
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.
19. May 2015
If all cod catches were without major injuries, the fishing industry could increase its profits by hundreds of millions every year.
CATCH is a visionary project where the objective is to “catch” the maximal sustainable value of wild Atlantic cod based on live storage.
The goal of the centre is a paradigm shift within fisheries technology.
We want Norwegian seafood to keep the highest possible quality. That is why we are researching how to look after fish and shellfish through capture, processing, storage and distribution, and how we can best utilize the raw materials.
Wild caught fish can be stored alive, which increases both the quality and the value of the catch. Nofima research has been central in the development of this method, and we work in close collaboration with the industry to improve both the technology and fish welfare.