Skip to main content

Need to optimize treatment against gill disease

The preliminary findings indicated that peracetic acid is not harmful to the salmon, that it has an effect on the amoeba that causes the disease, and that it carries a…

Two pieces of fish health advice

Nylund has been researching pathogenic organisms in closed fish farms since CtrlAQUA started in 2015. Professor Are Nylund at the University of Bergen. Photo: Jens Helleland Ådnanes/UiB “Avoiding sea lice…

Salmon feed is slowly changing

For the fifth time since 2010, Nofima has compiled an overview of ingredients used in Norwegian salmon feed. The documentation is based on feed in 2020 from the four largest…

Dead bacteria in the fish intestine can originate from the feed

It all started with scientists at the Nofima research institute conducting a trial where they fed farmed salmon over a period of time, and measured parameters such as the fish’s…

Sterile farmed salmon have a good life

Over a period of several years, Nofima researchers and partners have developed a promising method for sterilising salmon. Sterile farmed salmon are in demand as this can limit the impact…

New knowledge about ballan wrasse feed

We now have new knowledge about what is required to succeed. There are many challenges when producing ballan wrasse with good health and welfare, and which can do well in…

Unlocks genetic value of feed intake

That means saving 1,5-2 billion NOK per annum, and a decrease of carbon footprint of 7 percent. Feed is the single largest operational cost in a salmon farming, counting for…

Found that the DHA fatty acid promotes fillet quality

Therefore, another piece of the puzzle is in place regarding the understanding of why marine fatty acids are so important in the diet of salmon. Nofima scientists have found that…

Preparing for more species in aquaculture

There are still less than 2 million cod being farmed in Norway, but the number is increasing. In addition, the industry is also interested in farming other relevant species. Elisabeth…

New side effect of PD vaccines

The COVID epidemic has been a reminder that vaccines have side effects, and that we must weigh the side effects against the protection they provide. Good vaccines have had a…