In a year, where many events have been postponed, we think it is still important to hear and share ideas with our industry’s opinion leaders.
We call our new concept ‘OnTheBench’, which links well to our name on the one hand, and allows listening to interesting insights of people, like sitting together on a bench.
Our guests have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about the aquaculture space and share with us their view of how they see the future of our industry.
The Norwegian Minister for Fisheries, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, shares with us his views on aquaculture, including the developing opportunities in Norway, the growing need for sustainability in the industry, the interest in a circular economy, and the increasing drive for aquaculture technology. He also discusses the growing opportunities in the aquaculture labour market, particular for younger generations in the field of supply – an exciting place to be.
500.000-ton land-based production in 2030 – is this science fiction or the future of salmon farming? Are the traditional salmon farming countries giving away their advantage or is it a supplement to the growth of salmon production? Joachim Nielsen, CEO and Co-founder of one of these projects, Proximar Seafood, shares his view on this and explains why Proximar decided to establish in Japan
Carl-Emil Johannessen, seafood analyst at Pareto, discusses with his father, Jan-Emil Johannessen, Head of Benchmark Genetics, which species, if any, will be the next new thing after salmon in Norwegian aquaculture. A generation ago, cod and halibut were new, exciting and promising species – and they still are. Will they become a success this time ?
Tarald Kleppa Øvrebø, co-founder of ShrimpVision, has begun production of tropical shrimp in Bergen, and is now looking for production space and new investors. In this short conversation, he discusses whether shrimp farming can be the next big thing in Norway.
The General Manager of Laksesystemer AS has in a short time had great success with the introduction of feeding systems for aquaculture that were originally developed for agriculture. Would aquaculture be where it is today if it were not for agriculture?
Utilizing frozen milt in Atlantic salmon has huge benefits and provides opportunities to perform more precise breeding and produce more ova with the desired performance to the industry. But what can we learn from the cattle industry, which has used this technology for several decades? In this videoclip, Borghild Hillestad, former Genetics Manager of Benchmark Genetics Norway discusses the topic with the International Business Development Director of Geno, Trygve Roger Solberg.
The current regulations for gene editing make it virtually impossible to use the technology commercially for salmon breeding in Norway. However, the regulations are different in other salmon-producing countries. Can Norway risk ending up in a competitive backwater? Petter Frost, Director of the Biotechnology Council, shares his expert knowledge with us.
Senior researcher at Nofima, Bente Ruyter, talks about omega-3 fatty acids DHA and DPA, which are important, both in feed for salmon, and in human nutrition. She explains how changes in the composition of salmon feed have reduced the amount of omega-3 fatty acids, and that researchers are now looking for new sources of omega-3 in salmon feed. The amount of omega-3 in the salmon fillet is also important for human nutrition. Although the content today is lower than 20 years ago, salmon is still the most important source of omega-3 in our diet. The researcher also says that there is hereditary variation in the salmon’s ability to convert other fatty acids to omega-3, and that this can be influenced through systematic breeding work.
Jennifer Bushman talks about her personal experience in sustainable aquaculture – her life’s work and passion. Jennifer is one of the food and lifestyle industry’s most respected consultants, marketers, and strategists when it comes to sustainable aquaculture, working with brands including Kvarøy Arctic, Pacifico Aquaculture, Fair Trade U.S.A Fish and many more. Jennifer shares her experience of driving sustainability across the value chain in aquaculture and her views on the future of the industry.
Morten Rye, MD of R&D and Innovation for Genetics, discusses the role that Genetics has played in improving sustainability in aquaculture through its positive impact on yield, resource efficiency and animal welfare. Listen to Morten, who gives us his insight into future technologies in Genetics, that will continue to drive improvement in the industry.