Citation Lekang O, Salas-Bringas C & Bostock J (2016) Challenges and emerging technical solutions in on-growing salmon farming. Aquaculture International, 24 (3), pp. 757-766. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10499-016-9994-z
Abstract Farming of Atlantic salmon has grown rapidly from its start in the early 1970s until today, with production approaching two million tonnes. Sea cages are the dominant production system for the on-growing stage of salmon farming. It represents an effective production system with lower investment and running costs than land-based systems. The development and improvement of the sea cage farming system has been one of the most important factors for the growth of the salmon farming industry. However, during recent years certain problems related to their placement in the open marine environment have proved highly challenging, increasing operating costs and impacting on industry public relations. The problems are mainly due to parasites, diseases and escape of fish. In this article, emerging technical solutions for solving those problems are described.