Gene editing is a technique that Nofima has adopted in several of its aquaculture research projects. Here is some information about why and how Nofima uses this technique, along with references to some useful information for readers who would like to know more.
Identify and validate candidate genes for CMS resistance in Atlantic salmon through state-of-the-art gene editing.
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.
10. January 2017
European fish breeders can now integrate tools and technologies developed in FISHBOOST into their breeding programmes.
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.
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.
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.