Robotic net cleaners get to work
NORWEGIAN net cleaner company Mithal is in the process of fulfilling an order for two of its Remora robotic net cleaners for Mowi at a Norwegian farm.
After successful testing, Mithal, which won the innovation award at the Aquaculture Innovation Europe summit in London last September, is hopeful of taking on orders for more farms.
Another development came in January when the company signed with SINTEF, the independent Norwegian research institute, for further in-depth trials.
Mithal founder Leiv Midthassel forsees one problem in the development of the company, however.
‘The resurgence in the Norwegian oil and gas industry means that staff retention is more difficult than it once was, particularly with those people whose experience was initially in oil and gas before moving into aquaculture,’ he told Fish Farmer.
Left: Leiv Midthassel