How can artificial light enhance welfare and growth for farmed fish?

Posted by Guttorm Lange on 7/6/20 12:28 PM

Artificial light sources can significantly increase farmed salmon growth when used correctly, and in some instances, by up to 15%. However, it takes a bit more than a corrosion-resistant and waterproof lamp. We need to understand fish’ biology to provide precisely the light it needs.

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Topics: light management

Eliminate an environmental problem at the fish farm for good

Posted by Øystein Røvik on 6/4/20 5:01 PM

Several fish farmers face a significant environmental burden once a year when replacing the batteries of the marking lights on the fish farm. New, green technology can eliminate thirty kilos of environmentally harmful waste per year for each light.

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Topics: Marking lights

Sensor buoy and Tubenet™ join forces against sea lice

Posted by Bjørn Sirnes & Guttorm Lange (N) on 4/20/20 12:38 PM

What do you know about the water environment and how the currents run in the fjord system where you are engaged in salmon farming? This information will be of significant benefit when you optimize measures against sea lice - not only for your sites but for the overall infection risk in the fjord.

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Topics: deep operations, Tubenet™

Equipment and software training a good investment at the fish farm

Posted by Christian Hammersnes (N) on 3/2/20 12:21 PM

When equipment or software is not properly utilized, this quickly affects factors such as feed consumption, growth, reliability, and maintenance costs. Competence makes employees at all levels capable of working efficiently and facing unforeseen situations safely and adequately.

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Topics: akva group software, training

Maintenance and documentation: How to keep control on multiple facilities

Posted by Morten Lernes (N) on 2/6/20 9:08 AM

Can you instantly access documentation for the equipment at all your locations? Do you have an overview of the maintenance sequence for the gear? Are you able to easily update safety instructions when these are revised? Do you have a procedure for reporting irregularities? Even if you answer yes to these questions, you may spend unnecessary time and resources on this.

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Topics: maintenance and documentation

Reliable digital infrastructure will predict profitability for the fish farms

Posted by Tore Obrestad (N) on 12/20/19 8:00 AM

A fish farming locality is not necessarily a place where high-speed internet connection is available. A primary concern when adopting new technology for remotely controlled feeding. However, the solution is local. So is the expertise.

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Topics: remote-controlled fish farms

Will ROVs replace divers in the aquaculture industry?

Posted by Wenche Haugerud (N) on 12/12/19 9:57 AM

We often discuss whether ROVs will replace divers in the aquaculture industry. While one position is predicting ROVs to be the new divers, the other claim that a machine will never replace the human touch. May both sides be right?

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Christmas wishes from a farmed salmon

Posted by Hans-Øyvind Sagen (N) on 12/9/19 10:53 AM

Since long ago, mythical creatures, Santas, religion and miracles have been in the center of the Holiday season. In modern times, consumer culture and essential life values are put in contrast to each other. No matter how you look at it: Christmas gives us time to reflect. Here is a new perspective from a hopeful salmon…:

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Topics: fish welfare, tube net

Artificial Intelligence is shaping the future of aquaculture

Posted by Petter Idar Jenssen (N) on 12/5/19 3:09 PM

By designing a sophisticated and dynamic artificial intelligence system, we aim to convert aquaculture from art into more of a science.

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Topics: AKVA Observe, AI

Workwear for fish farms: Five things to consider

Posted by Kari Rabben (N) on 11/29/19 2:43 PM

What workwear is suitable for the various tasks of operating a fish farm? Here is some advice on how to select clothes and safety equipment to meet the varied workday on the pen.

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Topics: workwear, safety equipment

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