The farming of fish for human consumption takes place in net-pens, large enclosed nets suspended in the sea by flotation devices. In addition to a solid anchorage, net-pens require regular cleaning and adequate measures to prevent the farmed fish from escaping. Growth in the net-pens is affected by feeding, light and water quality. Here too the fish are sorted as they develop and grow.
HARVESTING & PROCESSING
A year after transfer to the marine net-pens, the first fish are ready for harvesting. The fish are -transported live by wellboat to the processing plant. There the fish are kept in holding pens, before being carefully transferred to the plant itself. The fish are killed and bled out using high-tech equipment, and always in accordance with applicable public regulations. After harvesting the salmon is subject to various degrees of processing.