BioMar Research Centre, Hirtshals, Denmark
BioMar's test facility in Hirtshals, Denmark is one of the largest privately owned in Europe – it is located on the shores of the North Sea in the fishing port of Hirtshals, Denmark. It is part of the international research environment based at the renowned North Sea Centre.
BioMar’s facility has more than100 tanks with seven separate water systems and a special separate section for performing infection experiments, where the effects of immune-stimulating substances such as vaccines and medicines can be tried out. Finally, there is a section for performing digestion measurements on fish, which is also designed for parallel trials using feeds for recirculation farming systems.
Thanks to its location on the shores of the North Sea, the test facility has access to salt water which also makes it ideal for tests on marine fish species.