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Salmon farming in closed systems: preliminary project

The pilot project will form the basis for better decisions on investments in - and research needs for - the production of salmon in closed systems. At the same time it is expected that the knowledge summary will contribute to a fact-based debate about this type of system.


  • Identify challenges and opportunities through the use of closed systems
  • Describe the contents of any further work on closed systems

Preliminary topics include:

  • Knowledge status for closed systems.
  • How will a demand for closed systems affect the need for land use and energy use, effects on fish welfare, economy, etc.
  • What other options for aquaculture in closed systems are possible when the challenge is to solve problems with escapes, sea lice and the spread of diseases (especially viruses)?
  • What are the relevant requirements one can set to closed system?
  • Suggestions for further work with closed systems.

Key Factors

Project duration

18/02/2011 - 30/06/2011