31. October 2019
The demand for fish oil rich in omega-3 has long been greater than the supply. Sources that can meet the requirement for omega-3 in the diet of farmed fish have until now been scarce. However, new sources of omega-3 are partly on the market and research shows that these are safe to use in farmed salmon feed.
22. August 2019
A new report shows that between 2012 and 2016 there have hardly been changes in the amount of feed being produced for Norwegian salmon farms and in the quantities of salmon being slaughtered at Norwegian fish farms. However, a higher percentage of feed raw materials are now being derived from the land.
7. December 2018
Scientist Jens-Erik Dessen has studied what farmed salmon should eat in order to optimize growth and health.
30. November 2017
Preliminary trials and analyses of omega-3-rich oil from genetically modified rape seed indicate that it is safe to use in salmon feed.
14. April 2015
Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg recently referred to salmon as “Norway’s IKEA”, because people buy and eat Norwegian salmon all over the world. In the same way as IKEA needs materials to build furniture, salmon need a feed on which they can grow. The feeds that are currently in use consist principally of raw materials from plants. A revolution in feed has been under way for the past 15 years. And it’s far from over.
27. November 2014
In 2013, marine raw materials for the first time represented less than 30 per cent of the feed for Norwegian farmed salmon, a report shows.
At this land-based research station at Sunndalsøra with fresh water, seawater and recirculated water, we can carry out biological and technological experiments along the complete aquaculture value chain.