The department for Technology and Environment works with technological and environmental aspects of aquaculture.
Salmon farming is an expanding industry around the world, and new types of aquaculture are being developed. The department conducts research in Faroese conditions with a view to support sustainable growth in the farming industry.
The main difference between aquaculture in the Faroe Islands and the countries around us is our limited area available for fish farming. Faroese farm areas are few and in close proximity to each other. Current projects aim to investigate the option of open sea aquaculture.
Research is also conducted in wave and current conditions in and between the aquaculture areas, and to assess living conditions for the fish.
Other projects include researching biological conditions, such as the number of lice in the areas, oxygen condition in the fiords, and the effect of organic materials.