Nofima cordially invites aquaculture industry to six short and newsworthy presentations. Scientists will present new research findings about the growth and health of salmon and associated challenges of closed systems. You will get an expert opinion on the potential of this new production form from the knowledge hub of CtrlAQUA.
Fourth Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture Sunndalsøra 25-26 October 2016
8. June 2015
Four Norwegian research institutions, two outside of Norway and several industry partners from technology and the aquaculture industry have now started operations at a centre for innovation in closed-containment systems. The centre, CtrlAQUA, has been given NOK 200 million and eight years to reach its own ambition to make closed-containment systems for salmon up to one kilogram off-the-shelf systems.
CtrlAQUA is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) that will lay the foundation for the development of closed-containment concepts of the future. With greater control of the production process, it will be possible to reduce problems associated with mortality and sea lice, and to reduce the production time for farmed salmon.
Full control is a vital concept for the sustainable intensive production of farmed salmon, with good fish welfare and a minimum of risk. We are working at Nofima to achieve full control of the environment in which fish live. This enables the full growth potential of the salmon to be realised, and reduces production costs.