It will help enable the further growth of Scottish salmon farming to achieve the industry's target of 210,000 tonnes of sustainable production by 2020.
Scotland's Environment and Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse spent time on a Norwegian fish farm seeing latest techniques including the use of wrasse as cleanerfish to tackle sea lice, and enhanced equipment to improve containment and reduce escapes. He said: "Scotland's flourishing aquaculture sector is worth over £500m to our economy annually.
"It makes sense that in continuing our journey we learn from Norway's journey - both the successes they have had and the challenges they have faced and overcome. That is why this joint work is so important."