We conduct research into how to optimise the production of salmon, cod and cleaner fish, and help widen the array of species used in aquaculture.
A key element of our research is to promote good animal welfare in aquaculture. A robust fish copes with stress and handling and has normal organ development and rapid growth. It is highly resilient to bacteria, viruses and parasites.
We are currently developing methods for monitoring, measuring and understanding the factors that enhance fish resilience using infection models, physiological testing and molecular biology.
Centre for Marine Aquaculture
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.
Nofima Centre for Recirculation in Aquaculture
Recirculation of water provides extremely good control of the water environment, sensible utilisation of water sources and better protection against infection.
Research permits in aquaculture
Large scale, commercially beneficial research is being carried out together with the fish farming industry in Southern, Central and Northern Norway as part of Nofima’s research licenses.
Research Station for Sustainable Aquaculture
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.