The future phases of salmon production

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The development of a combination of closed-containment and offshore aquaculture systems is required to ensure the salmon farming sector remains viable in the long-term – with traditional, inshore net-pens likely to be phased out over time.

So believe Nofima’s Åsa Espmark, who is director of CtrlAQUA, a centre for research-driven innovation in closed-containment farming systems, and Sintef’s Hans Bjelland, director of Exposed – an initiative looking into farming in high energy locations.

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