Can you breed a whole generation of salmon without lice treatment? Then you'll have to depend on the cleaner fish, and they would need optimum conditions to graze effectively. Cleaner fish are more effective lice eaters when the environment in the pen suits their behavior. Let's look at some best practices.
Topics: cleaner fish
Changing a feeding barge to hybrid operation is both simple and profitable. Even if you plan to buy a new barge in a couple of years, it may pay off.
A complete supplier can offer a combination of technologies that together provide the best solution in terms of biology, fish welfare and cost-effectiveness, versus hard-selling one specific technology.
Topics: complete delivery supplier
“One-stop-shop” is a business model whereby customers are offered the convenience of having multiple needs met in one location. The term, which originated in the US in the late 1920s, is still very relevant in the 21st century and is widely used in industries all over the world, including the aquaculture industry.
Topics: total delivery supplier
Imagine having a feed barge on which the diesel generator is used only 1–4 times a day. This is already a reality at several sites thanks to modern battery packs. Their performance is so good that the battery packs are capable of powering all functions on the barge simultaneously and only need one hour of charging until they are ready for operation again.
Highly-paid specialists who are unable to do their job are bad for business. When a cleaning operation at a fish farm is interrupted, you end up paying people for sitting around doing nothing.
Feed comprises 55–60% of fish farm costs. Every % you save on feed costs will have a massive impact on the bottom line. The potential savings easily justify investments in infrastructure.
In May 2019, the first fish were deployed in Atlantis Subsea Farming's submersible pen, and an exciting test period kicked off.
Increased feeding capacity, a significant cut in energy consumption and minimal wear of feed pipes. These are just some of the reasons why AKVA group is now reintroducing waterborne feeding.
Better fish welfare and economic benefits go hand-in-hand when regularly sorting fish ready for harvesting. By removing large and dominant fish from the population, the ideal conditions are created to allow smaller fish to achieve rapid weight gain.
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