Nofima starts with capture based aquaculture
Nofima, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research is to establish a Centre of Excellence for capture-based aquaculture in Tromsø.
Capture-based aquaculture involves fish being caught and transferred live to sea cages. This system offers a host of advantages. The fish can be fed and slaughtered when demand dictates. This avoids major seasonal variations in the level of supply to customers, and the value of the fish also increases.
Previous studies have shown that in some circumstances coastal fishermen increased the value of their cod quotas by 35-40 percent by delivering the catch live. Today less than one percent of the annual Norwegian cod quota is landed live.
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