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Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
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Ørjan Hagen
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Short description of research profile

The Aquaculture Division addresses various biological issues, contributing to a more sustainable and diverse development of the Norwegian aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture production represents a great asset for Norwegian value creation and is an important contributor to safe and healthy food production. The research group performs fundamental- as well as applied research (together with the industry), addressing new solutions to challenges related to the following research focus areas:

  • Fish nutrition
  • New feed ingredients and production technology
  • Fish health and welfare
  • Aquaculture – Environment interaction
  • Seafood quality

Representative publications

Replacement of fishmeal with plant protein in the diets of juvenile lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus, L. 1758): Effects on digestive enzymes and microscopic structure of the digestive tract 2022, Aquaculture: Volum 561;Willora Arachchilage, Florence Chandima Perera; Vatsos, Ioannis; Mallioris, Panagiotis; Francesco, Bordignon; Keizer, Sven; Martinez-Llorens, Silvia
Growth performance, fast muscle development and chemical composition of juvenile lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) fed diets incorporating soy and pea protein concentrates 2020, Aquaculture Reports: Volum 17;Willora Arachchilage, Florence Chandima Perera; Nadanasabesan, Nimalan; Knutsen, Helene Rønquist; Liu, Cui; Sørensen, Mette; Hagen, Ørjan
Transcriptome sequencing and histology reveal dosage compensation in the liver of triploid pre-smolt Atlantic salmon 2020, Scientific Reports: Volum 10;Odei, Derrick Kwame; Hagen, Ørjan; Peruzzi, Stefano; Falk-Petersen, Inger-Britt; Fernandes, Jorge Manuel de Oliveira