Staying a step ahead
BREMNES Seashore has nine farms in the Rogaland area, out of a total of 23 in Norway, producing around 30,000 tonnes a year. The firm is still family owned, originally set up 80 years ago as a landing site for fish. It was one of the first to start fish farming in Norway, and has been rearing salmon since 1959-60. Bremnes has had its own hatchery since 1965, produced VAP fillets in 1989, and built a new factory in 2008. With Grieg Seafood, it set up the Ocean Quality sales company in 2010. Bremnes has three smolt sites, one of which has now been rebuilt to produce ‘super’ smolts. Work on the Trovag RAS plant, which cost NOK 500 million and has a capacity for six million 500g smolts, started in 2015 and will be completed in 2019.
And there are the 23 farm sites, a packing their salmon is marketed under the Salma brand.
- op their own brand, and are now working on new products such as sushi.
The company operates mainly in Rogaland, from Sandnes near Stavanger in the south to Jondal in the north.
It also has Bremnes Shipping, making work boats, and may go into well boats in the future.
NOK 2.2 billion, and much investment in R&D.
slaughter, so they are not stressed – ‘we’re a step ahead of the other companies’ said
- licer – ‘we have no choice but to use it but good at removing sea lice’.