Landbased aquaculture of European lobster (39156)

Project Details


The aim of the project is to solve remaining biological and technical challenges concerning commercial farming of European lobster. These include optimizing reproduction and broodstock production, improving larval survival and examining nutritional requirements and metabolism in the first life stages. Furthermore, the technical system set-up will be improved.

The work during the first two years have been focusing on survival and growth tests, comparison of diets, respiration tests and novel cage design for European Lobster farming.

Furthermore, active collaboration and exchange of knowledge have taken part in the established European Lobster Centre of Excellence (ELCE) group that now includes partners from seven countries (Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain).

The project is coordinated by Svinna-verkfrædi ehf, Iceland and funded by Nordforsk, Nordic Council of Ministers.

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/03/201428/02/2017