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Nofima’s smolt conference tackles green transition

September 1, 2022  By  Nestor Arellano

From left, Åsa Espmark and Ingrid Lein at Nofima, and Anne Gulla Hagen and Mette Sæter Ormset from Sunndal Næringsselskap. (Photo: Kevin Stiller/Nofima)

Nofima’s upcoming conference on smolt and post-smolt production takes on a greener hue this year. The theme of the Norwegian aquaculture and food research institute’s Future of Smolt Production 2022 conference is “the green transition – significance for the aquaculture industry, and the industry’s responsibility.”

“In order to bring the aquaculture industry one step further towards an even more climate-friendly and sustainable industry, it is important that people communicate across sectors.” said Åsa Espmark, senior scientist at Nofima. “Participants at the conference will get the latest news from research on post-smolt in closed systems, and how these systems should be operated in order for them to perform optimally. ”

This year’s conference will be held at Sunndalsøra, Norway from October 26 to 27.

Interested individuals and groups can sign-up here.

The conference also has a new website at www.smoltproduksjon.no.

Nofima said the conference will be of interest to anyone interested in the production of smolt and post-smolt, rearing on land and closed facilities. This year’s program will include presentations from salmon producers, suppliers, management and researchers from Norway and abroad.

Feed producer Skretting is a gold sponsor, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) supplier Pure Salmon Kaldnes is a silver sponsor, while Benchmark Genetics, Pharmaq and Aquafarm Equipment are bronze sponsors.

Ingrid Lein, senior scientist at Nofima who is coordinating with conference exhibitors, said this year the conference has a bigger space for exhibitor. “This year we have made this an even better meeting place for the suppliers and conference participants,” she said.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the Nofima centre for water recycling in aquaculture at Sunndalsøra. Nofima has recently invested  in a new single tank RAS to supplement the institute’s existing RAS infrastructure.



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