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The candidates for the Master?s degree in Aquaculture are future professionals in the management of fish farming support industries, administration, and those interested in further higher-level education and research. The Master's programme will emphasize most of the biological and technological aspects of aquaculture, and will include transfer of results from ongoing research.- Norway is the world?s largest producer of salmon and is also the main contributor to the scientific progress in most aspects connected to the aquaculture industry. The aquaculture adventure started approximately 30 years ago when success factors in breeding domestic animals were introduced to salmon, and further to controlled, farmed fish. A breeding programme was established, and since then progress has been made within every cornerstone in the production of aquatic food. The Institute of Aquaculture Research (AKVAFORSK) has been a major contributor to the development of aquaculture production. AKVAFORSK is placed in the same building as the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences. AKVAFORSK has a large international network with research activities all around the world.