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Registration is now closed Day Zero ppt This ZERO LICE workshop is aiming at providing input for a coordinated innovation commitment as part of the NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster. This commitment will lead to the first version of a Best Management Practice (BMP) in order to reach Norway’s goal of ZERO  Lice.

Managing Director, Fredrik Witte, of EWOS/Cargill will set the scene and be followed up by  Norwegian authorities presenting the framework the industry is operating within. Prof. Dr. Frank Nilsen, Director of Sea Lice Research Centre for the development of new vaccine tools , UiB, Dr. Borghild Hillestad, newly appointed Genetics Manager in SalmoBreed about the potential that lies within the salmon’s genes, and finally Dr. Gordon Ritchie, Group Manager on Fish health & welfare from Marine Harvest will give a global status on the combate of Sea Lice from the Global Salmon Initaitve and what needs to be addressed in his opinion.

Nofima, as a partner of NASF and a member of NCE and with its interdisciplinary research competence in aquaculture, is facilitator of the DAY ZERO – ZERO LICE. Nofima will follow up on this initiative to create the first version of a Best Management Practice in collaboration with the industry players and researchers, participating at the DAY ZERO – ZERO LICE workshop. 

Join NASF on day Zero-ZERO LICE – TIME FOR GLOBAL ACTION – and contribute to change – and improving the sustainability of salmon farming worldwide!







Registration and coffee

Welcome by partner of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster
Fredrik Witte, Managing Director, EWOS/Cargill 


Opening remarks, by moderator of the day
Nils Haga, Director of Division Aquaculture, Nofima


Session I: Challenges

The cost impacts of sea lice
Audun Iversen, Research Scientist, Nofima

Combatting sea lice on a global scale
Dr. Gordon Ritchie, Group Manager Fish Health and Welfare, Marine Harvest ASA

Regulation – today and in the future
Dr. Jens Chr. Holm, Director, Directorate of Fisheries
Stian Johnsen, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Food Safety Authority

The Norwegian sea lice surveillance program
Dr. Geir Lasse Taranger, Research Director Aquaculture, Institute of Marine Research

Sea lice resistance is a threat that must be monitored
Prof. Tor Einar Horsberg, Veterinary Pharmacology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)


Session II: Biological Opportunities

The sea lice research center – new products and tools for parasite control 
Prof. Frank Nilsen, Department of Biology, University of Bergen

Cleaner fish, ballan wrasse – effectiveness to combate sea lice
Dr. Herve Migaud, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

Cleaner fish, lump fish – effectiveness to combate sea lice
Bjarne Reinert, Fish Health Manager, Lerøy Seafood Group ASA

Feed as a weapon against lice?
Simon Wadsworth, Aqua Health Research Lead, EWOS Innovation

Breeding & genetics – what can be done?
Dr. Borghild Hillestad, Genetics Manager, Salmobreed AS




Session III: Technical opportunities

SFI CtrlAQUA – closed-containment aquaculture systems
Dr. Bendik Fyhn Terjessen, CtrlAQUA Centre Director, Nofima

SFI Exposed – going offshore
Dr. Arne Fredheim, SINTEF Fisheries & Aquaculture

Medical treatments
Prof. Tor Einar Horsberg, Veterninary Pharmacology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Operation sequences and possibilities 
Dr. Tom Kjøde, Christian Michelsen Research Centre

A needed shift from medical to non-medical sealice control
Kjell Maroni, R&D director aquaculture, Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF)


Workshop, round table discussions


Summing up
Kjell Maroni, R&D director aquaculture, Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF)

What’s next
Nils Haga, Nofima

  Co-organizer: Logo NASF FHF Facilitator: nofima Sponsor: hfk

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