In order to have impact on the development of aquaculture, the applied knowledge we create need to have practical use. Here is a collection of 42 fact sheets from 8 years of research in CtrlAQUA.

From 2015 to 2023 Nofima hosted the Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI) in Closed-Containment Aquaculture – CtrlAQUA.

The main goal of CtrlAQUA was to develop technological and biological innovations that will make closed systems a reliable and economically viable technology.

Now you can create practical values from the innovations from the centre.


Together with our partners in industry and research, we have created a lot of knowledge. Now you can create practical values from the innovations from the centre. To enable you to do so, we have gathered 42 highlights with recommendations for production of salmon in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) and semi-closed systems in sea in a series of fact sheets.


The Centre was financed by the Research Council of Norway and partners. It was led by Nofima, in collaboration with NORCE, NTNU, the University of Bergen, the University of South-Eastern Norway, Freshwater Institute

This collection of fact sheets gives a quick insight into the most valuable highlights from the centre. But beware, we are presenting highlights and recommendations without much information on the premises behind the research. We therefore encourage you to seek more and deeper information if you find the content interesting and want to implement the research in your production. You can do that by seeking the information in the “Read more” list or contact the lead scientist.

The fact sheets with highlights relevant for RAS systems are in red, and the ones for semi-closed systems in sea are in green. Grey fact sheets are neutral or applicable to both technologies.

The recommendations from CtrlAQUA

Relevant for RAS-systems

View the whole collection of fact sheets

The 42 factsheets are gathered in a pamphlet:

Worth knowing

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