The Research Council of Norway

Concerned by decline in smolts

Since 2006 there has been negative productivity growth in the Norwegian hatchery industry. "There is every reason for the salmon industry to be concerned when the productivity of such an essential supplier ...

Jan 09, 2015
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More arginine yields little growth effect

While additional arginine increases muscle mass and reduces visceral fat in pigs and rodents, the same additive does not induce faster growth in farmed salmon. Still, the amino acid may benefit salmon health ...

Jan 09, 2015
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How much does reputation really count for?

How does the aquaculture industry's reputation affect potential for further growth and development? Social researcher Marit Schei Olsen's doctoral thesis revolves around how public discourse shapes the industry's ...

Jan 09, 2015
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Biodiversity can offset climate change

The objective of the large-scale joint call for proposals on ecosystem effects issued by the Research Council of Norway for the September 2014 deadline was to generate a wider understanding of natural responses ...

Nov 13, 2014
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Research that holds water

Water is a vulnerable resource coming under increasing pressure in many parts of the world. The Research Council of Norway is providing funding to a number of research projects seeking to solve challenges related to the supply ...

Oct 21, 2014
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Effective climate agreement not likely

According to a group of Norwegian researchers, the prospects for achieving an effective international climate treaty are poor. The measures that are politically feasible are ineffective and the measures that ...

Aug 13, 2014
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Petroleum research still relevant and ethical

Norway's National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) has conducted a review of ethical issues related to petroleum research. The committee concludes that it is ethically justifiable and warranted ...

Jul 01, 2014
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New knowledge revolutionising feeds

Over the past few years, the salmon farming industry has gone from being a major consumer of marine protein to becoming a net producer of it – a turnaround made possible by a deeper understanding of the ...

Jun 02, 2014
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