Making a mark with Trondheim seminar

BENCHMARK, the aquaculture breeding and genetics specialist, is staging a seminar during the Aqua Nor exhibition in August. Following a welcome from Benchmark CEO Malcolm Pye, the seminar programme will include the following presentations: • The importance of animal welfare in modern food production – do we take it seriously enough? – Dag Henning, director…

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Mowi plans to farm in the depths

NORWEGIAN salmon farmer Mowi plans to lower its fish farms far below the surface of the sea, combining technology from the Norwegian aquaculture, subsea and offshore industries. The company has applied for 36 development licences for the realisation of its AquaStorm concept, it announced in a press release. ‘This is the largest development project we…

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Research boosts EU fish breeding

A FIVE year EU funded study into advanced aquaculture breeding programmes has demonstrated the potential of selecting for disease resistance, say researchers. The NOK 75 million Fishboost project, led by Norwegian research organisation Nofima, has involved scientists from nine countries, 14 research institutions, 11 companies and an NGO. Their goal was to improve European aquaculture…

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Fish message goes to kindergartens

NORWAY has turned to the kindergarten in an attempt to halt a decline in fish consumption among its young people. The country may be the world’s largest cod and salmon producer, but youngsters are turning away from seafood in worrying numbers. ‘Now the Nofima Research Institute, based in Tromsø, has launched a project called Future…

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Calysta protein in salmon feed trials

CALYSTA, the company behind an alternative form of fish feed protein, is to partner with Norwegian research institution Nofima in large-scale salmon trials. The trials, to be designed by Nofima, will begin in early 2019, California based Calysta announced today. The company, which has backing from the feed giant Cargill, claims that its FeedKind protein,…

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Feed main driver in salmon costs

PRODUCTION costs for Norway\’s aquaculture industry rose by 50 per cent in the four years between 2012 and 2016, reports Nofima, Norway\’s Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research. And the main culprit seems to be the rising price of fish feed. Nofima researchers Audun Iversen and Øystein Hermansen said the increasing cost of fighting salmon…

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