Halibut farming is an industry that is growing strongly and with significant growth potential because the markets demand more than what is produced
Nutritional needs of farmed halibut
Friday, July 03, 2020, 00:10 (GMT + 9)
FHF announces up to NOK 7 million to acquire new knowledge about the nutritional needs of aquaculture farmers, which can contribute to improving growth, fish health and production efficiency.
Halibut farming is an industry that is growing strongly and with significant growth potential because the markets demand more than what is produced today. At the same time, the industry has identified several areas where today's knowledge is deficient and represents an unresolved potential that can yield major benefits in terms of growth and feed utilization, fish health / welfare, production costs and value creation. One such area is the understanding of the halibut's real demands for nutrition in later life stages. In general, existing knowledge about halibut nutrition and feed prescriptions is outdated and based on the experience of other aquaculture species, and there is therefore a great need to obtain new and updated knowledge in this field. With increased efforts from the industry,
To provide new knowledge about the halibut's requirements for nutrition in later life stages of farming (approx. 0.5-5 kg) which can form the basis for optimized feed composition and improved feeding regimes. Farmers will then achieve better growth, fish health and production efficiency. The results should be relevant to the production of both female and male livestock.
The aim is to establish up to one project, which will provide generic knowledge for the benefit of all stakeholders in halibut farming, and where the results must be open and disseminated continuously so that the knowledge can be used quickly.
- 01.07.2020: Open call is announced
- 01.09.2020: Deadline for submission of applications (before 14:00)
- Sept 2020: Feedback to applicants on evaluation results
- 01.10.2020: Earliest start of project
The need for further clarification in the preparation phase of the application can be addressed with the FHF. If if changes to the announcement text are needed, this will be published as a news item on www.fhf.no (same as this call), but no changes will be made after 20.08.2020 at 12:00. applicants are responsible for monitoring whether such changes are posted.
Questions about the call can be sent by e-mail to Sven Martin Jørgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)