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A doctoral degree outside the norm

Written by: Reidun Lilleholt Kraugerud for the CtrlAQUA Annual Report 2019 An experienced researcher will earn his Doctoral degree based on long term and new in-depth industry research. John Davidson works at the Freshwater Institute, located in West Virginia, USA. During more than twenty years as a researcher there, he has an established track record but…


First PhD degree in CtrlAQUA

New PhD thesis shows that salmon kept in closed-containment fish farms on shore have better welfare in brackish water, and that they can live with higher density in a closed environment than in open sea pens. Atlantic salmon is the most important farmed-fish species in Norway, and the vast majority of the fish are raised…



Student interview: She compares open cages to closed systems

One of the main issues with closed-containment systems is that they incur higher investment costs than traditional rearing technologies, which implies higher production intensity. It is important to research whether salmon post-smolts can perform equally well, or even better, in these closed systems compared with open cages. That’s what Ingrid Gamlem’s master’s degree is about:…


Student interview: “We need to chase high water quality”

Written by Reidun Lilleholt Kraugerud for the annual report 2016 of CtrlAQUA. Xiaoxue Zhang is a PhD student at NTNU Nanolab, working on the development of a material to apply to sensors in the water treatment systems. Before her arrival at CtrlAQUA, closed-containment aquaculture was totally new to Zhang but, once she had started, she…