Learn more about the aquaculture industry
Do you live in Bergen, are visiting on holiday or want to give your pupils a unique experience full of knowledge and excitement? Storeblå aquaculture visitor centre provides a unique and intriguing insight into fish farming in Norway.
Salmon is one of Norway’s main export products, and a total of 14 million meals with Norwegian salmon are served daily all over the world. But how much do you actually know about how salmon are farmed? The combination of our fully digital exhibition at Storeblå and a bracing boat trip to a fish farm near Bergen provides a new and unique insight into the aquaculture industry.
Aquaculture is defined as the production of food in water, just as agriculture is the production of food on land. The Directorate of Fisheries is mandated to grant viewing licences, with the aim to increase public knowledge of aquaculture. The licence implies free-of-charge permits to farm salmon, trout and rainbow trout for viewing purposes. Storeblå aquaculture visitor centre is a collaboration project between the Norwegian Fisheries Museum and the fish and seafood producer Lerøy. There are currently around 20 visitor centres of this type in Norway.
“The combination of visitor centre and RIB excursion to a fish farm is a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into the aquaculture industry and learn more about the lives of the fish”.
Storeblå provides a comprehensive insight into how Norwegian salmon are produced and the challenges that need to be solved so that aquaculture can continue to grow. The high-tech design of the exhibition really makes you feel that you are entering an underwater world. You have the space and time to reflect, explore and learn more about how the industry works in all aspects, from sustainability and animal welfare to the significance the industry has on local communities, Norway and the rest of the world.
“The high-tech design of the exhibition really makes you feel that you are entering an underwater world”.
If you would like to experience Norwegian aquaculture up close, the visit to Storeblå can be combined with a RIB excursion to a fish farm just outside Bergen. The fish farms we visit are either Rongøy in Øygarden or Flatøyflu in Austevoll. Our knowledgeable guides show you around the farm, and you will see at first hand the living conditions of the fish and learn more about Norwegian salmon production. Join us on a memorable and bracing experience along the Norwegian coast!
• Lerøy has been granted a licence from the Directorate of Fisheries to farm salmon, trout, rainbow trout along with algae and mussels for viewing purposes.
• Aquaculture comprises all methods of producing fish, shellfish and other aquatic organisms for food and other purposes in the sea, brackish water and fresh water.
• Storeblå aquaculture visitor centre is a collaboration project between the Norwegian Fisheries Museum and the fish and seafood producer Lerøy.
Storeblå aquaculture visitor centre is located nearby the Norwegian Fisheries Museum in Sandviken. The combination of visitor centre and RIB excursion to a fish farm allows both the people of Bergen and tourists the opportunity to learn more about the aquaculture industry. The centre also has its own educational lab for visits by pupils in lower secondary school.
Welcome to a memorable and educational experience!
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