News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

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Innovation & Investment

Pilot lobster production facility in Iceland used geothermal groundwater

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. 

Health & Welfare

Norwegian salmon smolt farms embracing RAS to raise production

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. 

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Halibut farming in Norway

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.