Salmon - Norway's most important livestock
Over the course of just a few years, salmon farming has become one of Norway's most important industries. Yet we know little about the salmon. New research raises the fish to its rightful place as one of Norway’s most important livestock.
Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful
China's boycott of Norwegian salmon has affected Chinese consumers more than Norwegian salmon exporters. Importers are finding workarounds, with the Chinese receiving poorer quality and more expensive Norwegian salmon.
Video: Salmon lice on sea trout and Atlantic salmon
Salmon lice have always been a natural parasite on wild salmonids. However, during the last years the infestation of salmon lice has increased on wild salmonids causing negative consequences – and especially for sea trout.
Premiere for intensive production of Atlantic bluefin tuna
Up until now, it has been impossible to produce high-quality feed for the early stages of one of the world’s most valuable fish species. Researchers believe that they have managed to crack the code.
Focus on local sushi ingredients
Sushi is more popular than ever. However, many of the ingredients are imported from Asia. But Norwegian researchers are now cultivating an alternative to the popular Wakame seaweed salad that doesn’t have to travel thousands of miles.
Escaped fish change wild salmon
For the first time, scientists have managed to quantify how much escaped salmon have interbred with wild salmon in Norwegian rivers. These results provide a basis for reassessing the impact that escapees from fish farms have on Norway's wild salmon.
Darkened fjord waters mean fewer fish and more jellyfish
The seawater in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and Norway’s coastal waters and fjords is gradually getting darker, which may be caused by overproduction of organic compounds.
Inhibiting bacteria growth in sushi
Traditional acidic sushi rice and fresh wasabi inhibit the growth of bacteria in sushi. This improves the quality and gives longer shelf life for sushi dishes and is valuable information for consumers and producers.
The case of the vanishing pollutant
Ten years ago trout in Norway’s largest lake had the world’s highest measured levels of the environmental pollutant PBDE. Now their levels are about the same as before the sizeable discharges started in the 1990s.