Our salmon shows high survival against new variant of IPN

IPN (infectious pancreatic necrosis) is a viral disease in salmon and rainbow trout that a few decades ago caused major losses for the Norwegian aquaculture industry. Outbreaks of IPN can […]

New CFO in AquaGen

Øyvind Lauvbakk has on the 14th September 2020 taken over as the new CFO of AquaGen. Øyvind is originally from Hemnesberget in Nordland county and is 39 years old. He has a master’s degree in economics and is a certified public accountant, with education from Bodø, Leeds and the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen.

Security measures – Corona virus

AquaGen has introduced measures to ensure daily operations and prevent the spread of Covid-19 (the Corona virus). These are internal safety measures to ensure that production in our facilities proceeds as normal and that eggs are delivered as planned.

Ph.D. on ultrasonic screening of sex and maturation of salmon

On the 7th February 2020, Ingun Næve defended her Ph.D. on the development of ultrasound as a gentle method for sorting salmon parr and monitoring of maturation. This is an industrial Ph.D. that was carried out in a collaboration between NTNU and AquaGen.

Historical early delivery of rainbow trout eggs

The season’s first rainbow trout eggs from the AquaGen strain was delivered to Hofseth Aqua in Tafjord, Norway on November 19th, 2019, two months earlier than normal. With access to these early eggs, the smolt can be put to sea in spring, benefit from good growth through the summer and be harvested the following spring after 10 months in the sea.