Background and activities

I do research within salmon aquaculture, with a focus on salmon behaviour in commercial cages, as response to various environmental factors.

My research interest covers wide range of topics, but I am especially interested in fish behaviour, fish welfare, and use of molecular techniques (e.g. eDNA) and modern equipment (e.g. underwater cameras, ROVs, echosounders, sonars) for aquaculture monitoring.

I have worked at a Japanese land-based RAS company that produces rainbow trout, where I acquired thorough knowledge on everyday operation at RAS facilities, as well as strong observational skills necessary for healthy growth of salmonids. I was awarded a MSc in Biology with a focus on aquaculture and genetics, from UiT The Arctic University of Norway in 2019.

Main supervisor: Associate Prof. Lars Christian Gansel

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Banno, Kana; Waycott, Bonnie. (2021) Women in aquaculture: Kana Banno. The Fish Site [Internett]. 2021-01-06.
  • Præbel, Kim; Banno, Kana; Bhat, Shripathi; Llewellyn, Martin. (2019) Lakselusa er ikke bare lus status fra licemap. Aqua Nor 2019 ; 2019-08-20 - 2019-08-23.