Stay­ing a step ahead

Fish Farmer - - Tube On Trial -

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’.

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