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Welcome to ARCTAQUA

Cross-Border Innovations in Arctic Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal production sector, and it is considered as an environmentally-sustainable industry that produces protein source for the growing world population. However, in Europe and Russia, the aquaculture production volumes have not followed the increasing demand for aquaculture products. Diversification of the farmed aquatic species is vital to cater to the market demands for fish protein. The main objective of ARCTAQUA is to promote the development of sustainable aquaculture in the Arctic region. For this, the ARCTAQUA will address main bottlenecks in the production of novel fish species (Arctic char, spotted wolffish, European whitefish and nelma) in the Arctic region; a strategy to improve the economic feasibility of the production systems of these species and to expand this industry. Ultimately, the ARCTAQUA will be a catalyst to create new job opportunities and contribute to the economic development of the Arctic region. This project is funded by Kolarctic CBC, EU, Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland (, and


Incubation of wolffish eggs

In the middle of January, batches of wolffish eggs were collected from broodstock fish that were

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International Science Festival

The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events

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Marker development at Luke

In genomic selection, tens of thousands of DNA markers are analyzed from tissue samples of

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Spotted wolffish trial at Nord

Our Nord University research team has completed the first feeding trial on spotted wolffish. The team

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Research at Luke

In January 2021, ARCTAQUA partners at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) initiated an

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Activities at Swedish Univ. Agric. Sci.

A large-scale sampling was conducted by the researchers of Swedish University of Agricultural

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Participation in conference

ARCTAQUA partners participated in All-Russian Scientific Web Conference “Topical issues of morphogenesis

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Sampling from wolffish trial

Wolffish were fed mussel meal-containing feeds for 12 weeks. The fish had good growth during the

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Started work on Arctic char

In October 2020, Sigerfjord Fisk AS started the work on Arctic char broodstock management.

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