Tromsø Aquaculture Research Station, of which we are part-owners, is a modern research facility for experimental studies of marine fish, freshwater fish, molluscs, crustaceans and other aquatic organisms.

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Fish and aquatic organisms are available for testing in natural and controlled environments. The Tromsø aquaculture station consists of 5,000 square meters of research areas, laboratories, meeting rooms, teaching rooms and offices.

Here you will find:

  • The Land based Research Facility (Landanlegget) is adapted for studies in controlled conditions.
  • The Fish Health Laboratory (Fiskehelselaboratoriet) is designed for challenge studies involving fish.
  • RASforsk for research in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)
  • Centre for Marine Aquaculture (Senter for marin akvakultur) is the production facility for the Norwegian Cod Breeding Program. Nofima has the overall responsibility for the centre, while Tromsø Aquaculture Research Station is responsible for the practical operation.

The aquaculture station has permits for the production of 81 species, work with all known fish diseases, as well as work with genetically modified organisms. If necessary, permits, species and experimental units can be obtained.

The aquaculture station is owned 50 percent by Nofima and 50 percent by Uit The Arctic University of Norway.

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Some projects where Nofima uses Tromsø Aquaculture Research Station

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Skarsfjordvegen 860
9131 Kårvik

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