Norwegian and international fish farming industries are buying more and more services from AKVAFORSK, the Institute of Aquaculture Research, Norway. "This shows that the industry has confidence in the quality and impact of our work and that the needs of the industry are influencing where research efforts should be directed in the future", says Bjoern Skjaevestad, Managing Director of AKVAFORSK.
There has been new optimism lately with an improved economic outlook for the Norwegian fish farming industry. During the last year AKVAFORSK has doubled the income from projects with the industry.
"It’s important to us that our competence is useful for the industry. We see their big interest as a confirmation that we are leaders within our core areas breeding, nutrition, quality and production", says Skjaevestad.
Because of growth in research tasks, AKVAFORSK will recruit more research scientists both from Norway and abroad.
"New people with competence from the industry will be of high importance to us", Skjaevestad told Aquafeed.com.
The institute is currently recruiting senior scientists; see their post on our Job Board