Are closed containment aquaculture the only solution?

Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk / ACG

There is a growing interest in closed containment aquaculture (CCA). Many want to know more, and the questions are many: Why do we need CCA? What exactly is CCA? How widespread will they become?

”Closed containment aquaculture come in several varieties. Whether a large proportion of farmed salmon will be produced in closed containment farms in the future depends on which salmon farming structures the government will facilitate, whether fish farmers will be able to carry out production activities within that framework, and whether the market is willing to pay for it. There are both advantages and disadvantages with such closed containment facilities, and personally, I believe many different types of technology will be used for salmon farming operations”, says Åsa Espmark from Nofima.

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