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

Pens on locations with harsh weather conditions

Posted by Jøran Strand (N) on 11/21/19 1:14 PM

It's no secret that an exposed location can entail significant risk. However, the upside is lower environmental impact and better fish welfare, which in turn yields better productivity and biology. Assumed you have the equipment to withstand the harsh conditions.

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Topics: exposed sites

How to optimize cleaner fish efficacy?

Posted by Atle N. Kristoffersen (N) on 11/14/19 1:50 PM

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.

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Topics: cleaner fish

What is the payback period from investing in hybrid operation on my feeding barge?

Posted by Aksel Kverneland (N) on 11/8/19 8:52 AM

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.

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Topics: hybrid, retrofit

Fish farmer and supplier can experience success based on common ambitions

Posted by Hans-Øyvind Sagen (N) on 10/31/19 2:50 PM

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.

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Topics: complete delivery supplier

One-stop-shop: What’s in it for the fish farmer?

Posted by Hans-Øyvind Sagen (N) on 10/24/19 8:40 AM

“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.

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Topics: total delivery supplier

Battery packs can handle full operation on hybrid feed barges

Posted by Aksel Kverneland (N) on 10/18/19 2:20 PM

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.

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Topics: feed barge, hybrid

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