Earlier this month Seafood Next met for their third module of the program, where the topic of discussion was fish health and digital transformation, which is two of our strategic industrial focus areas in the cluster.  

Throughout the three days we were together, we had several interesting presentations from industry experts who gave us great insight into the status quo, challenges and opportunities within fish health and digital transformation.  

A visit to Hardanger Akvasenter and Lingalaks.  

We started the second day at Hardanger Akvasenter by visiting their digital exhibition, where we got an introduction to salmon fish farming and its origin in Hardangerfjorden. Solveig from Hardanger Akvasenter showed us around and explained why Hardangerfjorden is great for fish farming. 

Next up we had a RIB ride with Hardangerfjord Adventure who took us to visit Saltkjelen, which is one of Lingalaks´ fish farms. Many of the participants had never been on an actual farming site before, which made this the highlight of the trip.   

Back at Rossholmen, we were served lunch with Lingalaks salmon. Six different types of salmon were prepared, and while enjoying the meal, we got the full story as to how Lingalaks was founded and their development throughout the years. The presentation was held by no other than Rolv Haugarvoll, who founded the company back in 1978 together with his wife Åsta.  

The rest of the module was held in Bergen at Litteraturhuset and Bod 24, where industry experts within fish health and digital transformation gave great insight to their fields. 


Seafood Next is a competence program for professionals who are new to the industry, or just interested in accelerating their knowledge within the seafood industry. It is a unique opportunity to understand the industry throughout the whole value chain, in addition to being a great arena for networking.  

In May we are starting a new group of Seafood Next, and we still have a few spots left. If you are interested in getting to know the industry better or maybe refresh your knowledge, Seafood Next is an excellent way to do just that.  

If you want to know more about the program, please contact Cathrine Gravdal at cathrine@seafoodinnovation.no.