Final annual report of CtrlAQUA

In 2022, Nofima opened the new RAS facilities with one tank/one RAS systems in Sunndalsøra. We managed to perform the last CtrlAQUA trials in the new systems, and together with the rest of the Nofima RAS infrastructure, these systems will enable us to continue to provide relevant RAS research for the industry. Photo: Terje Aamodt/Nofima

This annual report marks the end of eight years of research and innovation in CtrlAQUA SFI.

“I believe that a lot of development has taken place during the eight years that the Centre has worked on the topic. The development of RAS and semi-closed systems have made significant improvements, both regarding technological development and how fish perform and cope in the systems”, says Åsa Espmark, Centre Director.

“We hope and believe that CtrlAQUA outputs are part of the positive development. We have also addressed serious knowledge gaps that need to be dealt with in the coming years”, she adds.

In this report you can read summaries of the research activity in 2022, about the three students who defended their theses, and an interview with Trond Rosten, the Chair of the board.

In the interview with Rosten, you can read about what he thinks about the status of closed containment systems and how CtrlAQUA has contributed. He will reflect on CtrlAQUA’s progress and how he considers the aquaculture future might look like.


Read the annual report here.

Facts about CtrlAQUA

  • Funded 50% by the Research Council of Norway and 50% by partners
  • Led by Åsa Espmark at the Nofima research institute
  • Chairperson of the Board is Trond W. Rosten from the aquaculture company called Mowi.
  • 21 partners from research, technology companies, aquaculture companies, and pharmacy