Autonomous technology for aquaculture-related IMR operations
PhD-student: Malthe Hvas
Duration: Q2 2016 – Q2 2019
We are conducting research into the environmental tolerances of salmon and cleaner fish. In particular we are looking into swimming capability under different conditions, and how strong water currents affect behaviour and physiology. For this purpose, we have developed and established a new methodology and new protocols (push cages and swimming tunnels).
Scientific articles published to date:
- Remen, M., Solstorm, F., Bui, S., Klebert, P., Vågseth, T., Solstorm, D., Hvas, M., Oppedal, F. (2016). Critical swimming speed in groups of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Aquaculture. Environment. Interaction. 8, 659-664.
- Hvas, M., Folkedal, O., Solstorm, D., Vågseth, T., Fosse, J.O., Gansel, L.C., Oppedal, F., 2017. Assessing swimming capacity and schooling behaviour in farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar with experimental push-cages. Aquaculture. 473, 423-429.
- Hvas, M., Folkedal, O., Imsland, A., Oppedal, F. 2017. The effect of thermal acclimation on aerobic scope and critical swimming speed in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). J. Exp. Biol. 220, 2757-2764
- Hvas, M., Oppedal, O. 2017. Sustained swimming capacity of Atlantic salmon. Aquacult. Env. Interact. 9, 361-369.
- Hvas M, Karlsbakk E, Mæhle S, Wright, D., Oppedal, F. 2017. The gill parasite Paramoeba perurans compromises aerobic scope, swimming capacity and ion balance in Atlantic salmon. Conservation Physiology 5. 10.1093/conphys/cox066
- Hvas, M., Folkedal, O., Imsland, A., Oppedal, F. 2018. Metabolic rates, swimming capabilities, thermal niche and stress response of the lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus. Biology Open, 7, DOI: 10.1242/bio.036079
- Hvas, M., Nilsen, T.O., Oppedal., F. 2018. Oxygen Uptake and Osmotic Balance of Atlantic Salmon in Relation to Exercise and Salinity Acclimation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00368