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  • Salmon raised in pens within the fjords of Northern Norway are an important food resource for people living in many parts of the world. Akvaplan-niva has performed inspections at more than 2000 sites throughout Norway helping to maintain the high quality standards of the Norwegian fish farming industry. Photo by Lars Olav Sparboe
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Aquaculture

Our professionals provide a comprehensive range of Aquaculture services and research to clients worldwide. We undertake all aspects of the planning, development, maintenance and management of facilities and offer a variety of accredited support services for operators.

Our research and service team work closely together to adapt and transfer the latest research findings to practical solutions for operators. Akvaplan-niva’s international staff have extensive experience with a number of cold and warm water species including: salmon, trout, tilapia, sea bream, sea bass, cod, wolfish, halibut, turbot, groupers, sole, eel and shrimp.

Aquaculture Services

Our specialists provide advice and services for investors or facilities operators on all aspects of the Aquaculture business, from start-up commercial to long-term management. We are an accredited certification body for technical inspections and environmental monitoring in Norway.

Accredited Inspections
Akvaplan-niva is an accredited certification body, providing accredited inspection services.
Environmental Monitoring
Akvaplan-niva assists aquaculture operators controlling the environmental impacts of their operations.
Facilities Design and Planning
Akvaplan-niva has broad experience in the design of broodstock facilities, hatcheries, fish farms and research stations throughout Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
Land-based Aquaculture
Akvaplan-niva, together with collaborating partners, offers advice and assistance to aquaculture operators in Norway with planning new or improving their existing land-based aquaculture facilities.
Management and Supervision
We can provide support on making the correct decisions for business and technical matters.
Monitoring of lumpfish in cage - operation related services
Akvaplan-niva is driving targeted research and development on both the production of lumpfish in onshore facilities and the use of lumpfish in fish farming cages.

Aquaculture R&D

We perform research and development for both private companies and research organizations, focusing on the development of new or improved aquaculture concepts and technologies for environmentally sustainable commercial production.

Developmental Biology
We conduct research to advance the understanding of the developmental biology and growth physiology of a variety of aquaculture species.
Environmental Cues
We compare findings obtained under controlled laboratory experiments with observed outcomes under full scale production to deliver knowledge of practical relevance for aquaculture operators to improve production protocols.
Improved Production Regimes
We compare findings obtained under controlled laboratory experiments with observed outcomes under full scale production to deliver knowledge of practical relevance for aquaculture operators to improve production protocols.
New Rearing Methods
We develop and test new technologies for aquaculture production including shallow raceways, recirculation systems and aquaponics.