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Freshwater Fish Farming on a Roll

by Ellen Hardy
11 December 2007, at 12:00am

NORWAY - Increasingly more people want to start farming freshwater fish such as charr and perch.

According to Fiskeriforskning, marketing and production are amongst the topics at a special conference on freshwater aquaculture.

"In Norway and several other countries, farming of freshwater fish is an area in growth", says Senior Scientist Sten Siikavuopio, who has worked a lot with charr and European whitefish in recent years.

Farmers in particular have regarded freshwater aquaculture as a supplemental industry or an alternative to agriculture.

Here in Norway, several freshwater species are of interest for farming. Some trout and charr are already being produced, and these can be followed by European whitefish, burbot and perch.

Ellen Hardy