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.
11. August 2015
Tweaking breeding methods could allow European fish farming - or aquaculture - to produce more efficiently. An EU-funded project is studying how hi-tech breeding techniques can promote disease resistance and fast, efficient growth in six commonly farmed fish species, improving fish welfare, impacts on wildlife and farm productivity.
Our scientists have pioneered work in fish breeding since the beginning of the 1970s, and have contributed to the ability of the Norwegian aquaculture industry to produce salmon now with better health and in half the time previously required, using less feed.