20. November 2018
Outbreak of cardiomyopathic syndrome (CMS) in farming sites has helped in uncovering genetic QTL markers for this disease. CMS field outbreak mortality from a Marine Harvest site indicates that genetic markers on two chromosomal regions might confer stronger survival and robustness to CMS.
4. December 2017
The combination of three genetic markers on three chromosomes can be the key to high survival after viral infection in salmon farming.
MedAID (Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development), a four year EU H2020 research project, will address key factors to improve aquaculture production in the Mediterranean.
The project brings together the best aquaculture experts from over 30 organisations from 12 countries.
10. January 2017
European fish breeders can now integrate tools and technologies developed in FISHBOOST into their breeding programmes.
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.
Fish Breeders’ Round Table is a meeting for global aquaculture breeding industry and research organisations, where the program is set up to allow for plenty of discussion. All participating organisations must present results, but no abstracts are required.
7. December 2015
In cooperation with R&D partners, Nofima has identified and validated genetic markers for resistance to PD in Atlantic salmon.
5. November 2015
Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon. They identified the gene and revealed its secret.
This project combines expertise from four central research institutions that study interactions between escaped farmed and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from different perspectives: population genetics, ecology, genomics, and quantitative genetics.
7. September 2015
Never has the survival of juvenile cod been as high at the food research institute Nofima. Systematic improvements in all aspects of management have made a difference.