31. January 2019

The super-sized smolt challenge

The super-sized smolt challenge By David Owen In many salmon production regions, there are important advantages in producing a bigger smolt for stocking to sea cages. For example, in locations troubled by sea lice, a larger smolt could reach a size big enough to harvest just before the next wave of sea lice hits. This not only saves treatment for the fish in question, but also freesup lice treatment resources to concentrate on the smaller fish. In Chile, a 150 g smolt is regarded to be better adapted to cope with the sea and it allows for the salmon to stay only one summer in the sea instead of two.… Read more
29. January 2019

New technology to breed healthier fish faster

Blue Unit in collaboration with SDU Sønderborg is developing new technology to secure a stable water quality in recirculation fish farms and create optimal conditions for fish to grow. The partnership was a result of a match made by Odense Robotics in connection with the innovation programme “AutomationsBoost”. Blue Unit and SDU Sønderborg are currently collaborating on new measuring equipment to monitor water quality and growth conditions for fish in recirculation fish farms. “The Lab Station” will be unique in its ability to measure water quality online in up to 12 places on just one fish farm. The system will measure the levels of oxygen, saline, temperature, PH, carbon dioxide,… Read more