Salmon feed is slowly changing

Producers of Norwegian salmon feed have begun to use completely new ingredients, according to a report on raw materials for salmon and trout. For the fifth time since 2010, Nofima has compiled an overview of ingredients used in Norwegian salmon feed. The documentation is based on feed in 2020 from the four largest feed companies.…

Dead bacteria in the fish intestine can originate from the feed

The intestines of animals are teeming with bacteria, affecting how animals digest their food. Studying these microbes is therefore an interesting part of research when investigating the effects of feed on animals, also for farmed fish. However, recent research sheds new light on the value of these studies. It all started with scientists at the…

New knowledge about ballan wrasse feed

The ballan wrasse is the best lice eater, but in order to stay healthy and in good condition, it must be given a feed that meets its nutritional needs and also has a taste that it likes. We now have new knowledge about what is required to succeed. There are many challenges when producing ballan…

New research centre will contribute to more environmentally friendly fish feed

The Minister of Fisheries and Seafood in Norway, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, cut the ribbon when the Aquafeed Technology Centre was opened on Wednesday last week in the Norwegian city of Bergen. Researchers and the industry will now work together towards a more environmentally friendly fish feed. More than 70 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions…

When will we eliminate soy from salmon feeds?

By Mari Moren, Nofima If soy has such negative impact on the environment, why is it still used in salmon feeds? Many new ingredients are being developed, why don’t we see a bigger change in the feed composition? Many of you may have wondered about such questions. I know I have. And it should be…

New ingredients fit for feed?

In the search for new, sustainable fish feed ingredients, researchers are working to see if the ingredients can be used in feed technically. By Reidun Lilleholt Kraugerud, Nofima Tor Andreas Samuelsen and colleagues at Nofima in Bergen have a number of advanced techniques in store. Samuelsen says it is underestimated how important it is that…

National algae plant opened

On Tuesday 22 November, Minister of Trade Monica Mæland officially opened the University of Bergen’s new pilot project plant for growing of micro algae at the Technology Centre Mongstad, north of Bergen. The goal is to develop micro algae to use as feed in the aquaculture industry. By Anders Kjetland, University Museum of Bergen  See…

Nofima’s sea urchin feed to be tested in Canada

Through a joint venture with Innovation Norway and Urchinomics, Nofima’s sea urchin feed is going to be tested in Canada. On Thursday an agreement was signed with the Ekuanitshit First Nation community in St. John’s. Earlier this year Nofima and the investment company Kaston signed an agreement on the production of feed under licence in…