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

Norway

Innovation & Investment

Salmon farmers limiting time at sea for biological risk mitigation

Land-based aquaculture, perhaps the ultimate environmental risk-mitigation tool, was the talk of the town at the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum. Once scoffed at for high capital and energy requirements, RAS now has a crowded bandwagon. 

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Health & Welfare

Do current shrimp practices favor EMS?

After refilling ponds, surviving microorganisms – including Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which causes EMS in shrimp – may benefit from the availability of nutrients in sediment and water and lack of competing microorganisms. 

Innovation & Investment

Patent law affects innovation in aquaculture

A virus that causes pancreas disease was patented, but when a vaccine produced by a patent licensee was found insufficient, another company developed a vaccine based on a different strain of the virus. The courts in Norway determined the work 

Intelligence

How is pangasius perceived in Norway?

In a study of Norwegian consumers asked to evaluate pangasius fillets, the extrinsic cues corporate social responsibility, endorsement and country of origin had different effects on evaluative variables. 

Intelligence

Spotted wolffish culture

Spotted wolffish exhibit attractive culture characteristics, including high value, high growth rates at high stocking densities, excellent fillet yield, nonaggressive behavior and few disease problems. 

Intelligence

Groundfish aquaculture in Norway

Norway’s groundfish-farming industry can deliver premium-quality products, but can it achieve economic sustainability, as well? Salmon feeding, quality and disease tech­nology can not be fully transferred to cod.