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.
In today's aquaculture industry, consistent production is a subject that is coming increasingly to the fore. That comes as no surprise considering the enormous investment in equipment. As production costs increase at many stages, and new and more advanced equipment finds its way onto fish farms, the question arises: can you expect farm management to have the knowledge, time and resources needed to keep an eye on regular and preventive maintenance?
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So, you have decided to invest in a new feed barge, but do you know precisely what kind of barge are you looking for? In this post, we will share our experiences and thoughts on the process of purchasing a feed barge tailored to suit your needs.
Topics: feed barge
There are several good ways of delicing salmon, but what if we were able to prevent the fish from getting lice in the first place? How much could you save per generation if you could avoid delicing?
Cleaning nets is a complex problem with many possible approaches. The starting point, however, is something everyone agrees on: It is about creating an optimal environment for the fish.
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