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Meet three CtrlAQUA students

An important task for an SFI is to educate students. In 2021 the three PhD students John Davidson, Enrique Pino Martinez and Sharada Navada defended their degrees at the University of Bergen and NTNU. Three central pieces of the puzzle to make closed  containment aquaculture off the shelf product, have been placed. Common for the…


Two pieces of fish health advice

Written by: Reidun Lilleholt Kraugerud for the CtrlAQUA Annual Report 2021 The fact that there are few salmon lice in semi-closed fish farms is the main argument for these farms having a future, says Are Nylund, a professor in fish health at the University of Bergen. Nylund has been researching pathogenic organisms in closed fish farms…


Annual report 2021 for CtrlAQUA is ready

In the newly released annual report of CtrlAQUA for 2021, focus has been placed on to what extent CtrlAQUA results have made the closed-containment aquaculture systems more “off the shelf”. Besides containing a sum up of the year, scientific highlights and more, you can meet scientists and students in CtrlAQUA working on key questions: Do…


Time of year for sea transfer decides RAS strategy

Raising large salmon smolt in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) is pioneering work. Therefore, fish farmers have requested research on how different production strategies for large smolt in RAS affect growth, survival rates, welfare and sexual maturity during the sea phase. Scientists Trine Ytrestøyl from Nofima and Tom Ole Nilsen from the University of Bergen are…


Two new technology partners

Written by: Reidun Lilleholt Kraugerud for the CtrlAQUA Annual Report 2019 CtrlAQUA has welcomed two new technology suppliers as partners. While the contribution from Atlantium from Israel is to work on treating intake water with UV, the contribution from the Norwegian CreateView is machine learning and artificial intelligence for improved fish welfare. Atlantium Getting Atlantium as…


Spotlight on a deadly gas, disease and puberty

During the lifetime of a Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI), there is a high probability that new challenges emerge and must be resolved in order to achieve the goal. In the case of CtrlAQUA, the ambition is to make closed-containment systems for salmon up to one kilogram into off-the-shelf systems by 2023. Written by: Reidun…


Rapid implementation of innovation

Even before the results of the CtrlAQUA project about optimal production regimes appeared in any report, Grieg Seafood was implementing the knowledge at its RAS facilities in Canada. Written by: Reidun Lilleholt Kraugerud for the CtrlAQUA Annual Report 2019 ”This knowledge from the CtrlAQUA project concerns which light regimes and water qualities provide the best…


Annual report 2018

Now CtrlAQUA is half way through the lifetime of the centre, which is from 2015 to 2023. For anyone who are curious of the status and way forward for the research on closed containment aquaculture, this annual report for 2018 is good to read. Please view your preferred version, and enjoy reading! Reader friendly version…


Research and industry well established in the international arena

Chris Good has seen US land-based salmon farming begin to take off during the four years since CtrlAQUA began, with massive facilities being built or in the planning stage. Written by: Reidun Lilleholt Kraugerud for the CtrlAQUA Annual Report 2018 Dr. Good is Director of Research at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute in West Virginia,…


Annual report 2017

In its third year, scientists, farmers and technology suppliers at the CtrlAQUA Centre have researched and acquired new knowledge about farming in closed-containment aquaculture systems. Such knowledge will contribute to the Centre’s ambition to make closed systems off-the-shelf products. In this annual report you can also read interviews with two industry actors at the centre…