Following earlier work in southwestern Norway that achieved semi-commercial production of European lobsters, a project has received grant support to develop commercialized land-based recirculating aquaculture of lobsters utilizing geothermal water sources in Iceland.
Smolt production in Norwegian hatcheries will likely increase during the next decade to answer salmon grow-out needs. Farmers are converting existing flow-through systems to partially or fully incorporate recirculation technologies.
The Fjordsmolt RAS farm applies a relatively simple, low-cost design to produce millions of salmon smolts per year in fiberglass tanks.
A new scalable modular concept for lobster culture developed in Norway relies on automation to perform most production procedures.
While stable production of juveniles remains an issue for halibut farming in Norway, advances such as diets to replace live artemia are improving the industry.