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PROMISING RESULTS FROM ATLANTIS SUBSEA CAGE TRIALS

PROMISING RESULTS FROM ATLANTIS

Promising results from Atlantis Subsea cage trials. Last week, the last fish from the second batch of the Atlantis submersible faming system in Norway was delivered for harvesting at SinkabergHansen`s processing facility on Marøya.  About 100,000 fish have been lowered to 30-40 meters since mid-February and fish of about five were recently harvested kilos.

The Atantis submersible pen is a collaboration between aquaculture equipment supplier AKVA group, fish farmer SinkabergHansen and cage net maker Egersund Net (now part of AKVA). Fish are kept at a depth of 25-40 metres in the pen where the salmon have access to air via an underwater air dome.

Now work is starting to analyse all data collected through this batch and the results from this will be published in a separate report.

Project manager Trude Olafsen said growth has been good and that the fish have learned to use the dome.

“We are very pleased with the results so far, but as we said, we must have the opportunity to process the data and present them in a suitable way. We are now in the process of planning the next batch at an even more exposed site from the turn of the year 2020/21.”

 

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