12. February 2016
Nations such as Chile and Scotland have a big competitive advantage thanks to free trade agreements with major salmon markets. Researchers are now going to study such agreements to see how they affect the competitiveness of Norwegian salmon.
4. February 2016
Ambitions are high, funding is available and the technology is well on the way when it comes to closed aquaculture facilities. This means that the road from research to implementation may be short. This is what tempted two international scientists to move to Sunndalsøra on the west coast of Norway, to be involved in developing the new generation of closed-containment salmon aquaculture facilities.
8. January 2016
Research during natural outbreaks of the salmon diseases PD and HSMB shows that mortality can be halved through the optimum use of feed.
2. December 2015
Salmon farmers are now using Photofish in quality analyses. Nofima wishes them the best of luck with the tool, which emerged 13 years ago.
In this multi-disciplinary project we have studied the entire value chain for mackerel and farmed salmon.
12. October 2015
In South Africa Norwegian salmon has a market share of 90 per cent. And the South Africans emphasize the salmon's origin, recent market research from Nofima shows.
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.
The aim of this projec t is to utilze packaging technology and analytical methods in order to obtain better exploitation of the fish raw material by predictable, optimal product quality and prolonged shelf life of pre rigor fileted salmon.
In this project the goal is to develop a new fish spread product from high-grade cuts of mackerel and salmon raw material.
28. November 2014
Nofima is one of 17 institutions chosen recently to become hosts for Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI). The centre is to contribute to solving some of the main challenges facing the aquaculture industry, such as lice and mortality.