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HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Algal toxins & polyunsaturated fatty acids: a polyketide genomic approach to safe and efficient utilisation of microalgae in bioproduction

Microalgal secondary metabolites have attracted attention for two main reasons: first, because they are source of toxins in harmful algal blooms and second, because they are potential rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The dinoflagellates are hig hly diverse group of flagellated unicellu...

Awarded: NOK 3.9 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Oslo

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Cardiomyopathy (CMS) in Atlantic salmon: pathogenesis and experimental transmissibility.

Cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) has been diagnosed in Norway since 1985. It affects Atlantic salmon and primarily large farmed fish in seawater that are close to harvest. The economic impact is therefore significant. In spite of the serious impact, the caus e(s) is still unknown. Infectious etiolog...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Viken

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

NEW MARINE FEED RESOURCES The building of a consortium towards exploitation of un-utilised marine resources for diets to farmed fish

The farming of high priced salmonid species in the northern hemisphere focuses on the production of marine PUFA-rich fillets. In recent years, farming of marine species has increased with higher protein and lower lipid demands. The main feed ingredients, have been fish meal and oil. But predictio...

Awarded: NOK 12.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

NATURNAER-Natur og næring

Protected Areas as Resourced for Coastal and Rural Business Development, dr.gr.stip.

The main objective is to improve the level of knowledge on how different factors influence the possibilities for business development in protected areas. In particular spatial, institutional and procedural structures that influence business development in protected areas will be investigated. Fo...

Awarded: NOK 5.5 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2011

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

MATPROG-Matprogrammet: Norsk mat fra sjø og land

Consumers in changing environments - the case of Russia (184242)

The main objective of this project is to develop up to date knowledge of the Russian consumers' food choice bahvior, with emphasis on herring. The literature on food choice motives in marketing research is relatively scarce. The dramatic changes in econom ic and social environment in Russia durin...

Awarded: NOK 3.9 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Motivational states and coping ability as operational welfare indicators in farmed fish

To improve welfare of farmed fish there is a need to develop objective indicators that can be used to assess, manage and document welfare. The high number of individuals in aquaculture production units puts constraints on which indicators that are likely to be operational in the industry. Behavio...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Vestland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Coastal fish resources: the foundation for tourist fishing and related commerce

Norwegian coastal waters contain plentiful and valuable resources that contribute to the well being and economy of the people living along the coast. During the 1990?s tourist fishing became an important part of the Norwegian tourist market. Recently, tou rist fishing has become a very active and...

Awarded: NOK 4.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Optimizing the nutritional value of non-marine protein sources in extruded fish feed.

Considerable increases in the food fish demand, a shortage of fishmeal and fish oil and the occurrence of contaminants in marine feed ingredients have forced the aquaculture industry and the research community to explore other ingredients for farmed fish. Increased use of protein-rich ingredient...

Awarded: NOK 4.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Viken

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Molecular biomarkers for flesh quality in farmed Atlantic halibut and cod

The rapid development of molecular biological methods has presented new opportunities for understanding the main causes of poor flesh quality in farmed fish. The calpain/calpastatin system regulates metabolism, protein turnover and myoblast fusion in ske letal muscle. Furthermore through its rol...

Awarded: NOK 2.8 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SIP-Strategiske instituttprogram

Coastal ecosystems: Human impact and ecosystem indicators

Recent studies have shown a world-wide transformation of coastal ecosystems due to fisheries and other human impact factors. A sustainable development is only possible through an adaptive ecosystem based management. There is accordingly a strong national need for an increased competence in marine...

Awarded: NOK 12.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2011

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Potential of using microalgae to partially replace fish oil and fish meal in aquaculture fish feeds (ALGAFEED)

Aquaculture is a growing industry worldwide. Salmon and trout are the main species for fish aquaculture in Norway, but both governmental and industry interests have put focus on Atlantic cod in order to be a future commercial aquaculture species. A furthe r increase in intensive aquaculture will ...

Awarded: NOK 3.2 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

The importance of bacterial interactions for winter ulcer and the potential use in control of fish diseases

Investigation of bacterial interaction within and between pathogens involved in the disease Winter ulcer will be the main object since this disease is the main unsolved bacterial infection in salmonid farming and the problem has so far not been solved by vaccination, antibiotics or any management...

Awarded: NOK 3.4 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Oslo

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Salmon louse vaccine - identification and evaluation of novel antigens

The salmon louse is one of the main problems for the salmon farming industry both in Norway and in other countries. Pesticides and different management measures currently control the salmon louse. However, only a few types of drugs are available for salmo n louse combat and there are several repo...

Awarded: NOK 6.4 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

RENERGI-Fremtidens rene energisystemer

Efficient energy utilization in the fish processing industry

The focus on the high and strongly increasing cost in Norwegian fish processing industry have led to establishment of an own institution, EnergiFORUM where members of FHL´s fish industry groups are invited to take part. The aim for this interdisciplinary group is to reduce energy consumption and ...

Awarded: NOK 6.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Oslo

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Utvikling av en in vitro modell for uttesting av vaksiners effekt hos atlantisk laks

Smitteforsøk er i dag den enerådende metoden for å teste ut om vaksiner gir tilstrekkelig beskyttelse hos fisk. Denne metoden er imidlertid omdiskutert da den medfører stort forbruk av forsøksdyr og en smertefull død for de dyrene som inngår i forsøket. H os varmblodige dyr blir stort sett in vit...

Awarded: NOK 0.80 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Novel narrow bandwidth lighting technology in cod farming and its impact on performance from early stages to adult fish.

The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is historically one of the most economically significant fish species in the Northern Atlantic. However, due to extensive exploitation in the last century, the numerous wild stocks are at historically low levels, the specie s itself being classified as vulnerable t...

Awarded: NOK 3.3 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Viken

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Lysozyme inhibitors; novel drug targets in bacteria

Lysozymes are antibacterial enzymes generally acknowledged to play an important role in the innate immune system found in all animals. Recent findings on invertebrate lysozymes as well as on bacterial inhibitors of lysozymes have shed new light on why ver tebrate lysozymes show some restriction i...

Awarded: NOK 8.5 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Integrating in vitro cellular models and genomic techniques for investigating the impacts of diets.

The present project aim to develop in vitro techniques which will refine and replace in vivo animal experiments. Following the establishment of genomic and proteomic tools for investigating model organisms, we now have the opportunity to utilise these te chniques for developing novel cell cultur...

Awarded: NOK 17.6 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Carrying capacity in Norwegian aquaculture

The Norwegian aquaculture is facing challenges in limited areas available for aquaculture and an efficient utilization of the carrying capacity is crucial. This necessitates combining different forms of aquaculture, and the first step in doing so is to es timate the carrying capacity for each cul...

Awarded: NOK 12.2 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2013

Location: Vestland

BIONÆR-Bionæringsprogram

Technology for production of ultra stable marine oils for functional food applications

There is an increasing demand for marine oils due to the growing awareness of its health benefits. The demand for these omega-3 containing lipids as food ingredients (functional food) is predicted to increase extremely when the industry has solved the cha llenges regarding the potential unpleasan...

Awarded: NOK 7.2 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MATPROG-Matprogrammet: Norsk mat fra sjø og land

CO2-emitter med produkttilpasset pH for økt transporteffektivitet av sjømatprodukter

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Awarded: NOK 1.9 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Møre og Romsdal

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Integrated open seawater aquaculture, technology for sustainable culture of high productive areas

The aquaculture industry is diversifying and several species are produced. In Norway, salmon is the economically most important species, but several species are coming up. Combining species belonging to different trophic levels as fish, seaweed and mussel s may benefits of growing together. The f...

Awarded: NOK 7.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2011

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIP-FKD-SIP finansiert av Fiskeri- og Kystdepartementet

Technology for efficient and profitable fish industry

To create an economically robust business environement, the Norwegian fish processing industry should optimize the cost efficiency in production through automation and at the same time focus on utilization of the demand potential which is present in the m arket for fresh products. The involved re...

Awarded: NOK 9.9 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIPHINIFES-SIP ved HI

Ecosystem dynamics and fish stocks

In accordance with international conventions it is the goal of Norwegian authorities to establish a management regime of marine resources and environment supporting the ecosystem approach. This represents a tremendous challenge to resource evaluation, but the international scientific community h...

Awarded: NOK 20.3 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Pancreas disease in Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout; pathogenesis and risk factors (187087)

Pancreas disease is an emerging viral disease that affects farmed rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon in sea water. In regions where the disease is endemic, the economic impact is significant. An expansion of affected areas and a few outbreaks at previously un-affected sites show the potential for...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Viken

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Progressive, modern production of juvenile Atlantic cod

High throughput, reduced generation time, rapid development, high energy diets, intensive feeding scheme (rotifers), high densities, heated water and photoperiod control, with constant light to enhance growth and accelerate development, are becoming key r equirements for successful season-indepen...

Awarded: NOK 9.1 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Genetically modified plant products (GMPP) in feed for Atlantic salmon - A follow-up study on physiological responses and DNA traceability.

During the initial five-year period (1996-2001) when genetically modified (GM) crops were first adapted, the global planting area of GM crops increased rapidly and especially in USA, Argentina and Canada. Among the crop plants that accounts for the larges t planting area, are maize and soybeans. ...

Awarded: NOK 8.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Vestland

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Skeletal malformations in farmed salmon and cod: a functional approach to determine causalities and mechanisms

Skeletal deformities cause severe losses both in salmon and cod production. This research platform aims to gain further insight into the normal growth and development of the vertebral column of salmon, and how current culture techniques may disrupt norma l growth inducing bone related pathologic...

Awarded: NOK 16.0 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2010

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Effect of bioactive fatty acids on survival (IPN/PD), growth and feed conversion in 0+ and 1+ Atlantic salmon.

Introductory studies based on an ongoing research-directed project in AKVAFORSK have revealed critical energy demanding periods for 1+ and 0+ salmon in sea coinciding with negative effects on growth, feed conversion and natural outbreak of virus diseases (IPN/HSMB). Dietary supplementation of bio...

Awarded: NOK 2.8 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Development of vaccines and diagnostic tools against a new bacterial fish pathogen

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Awarded: NOK 1.6 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2009

Location: Vestland