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Norwegian smolt farmer Sævareid Fiskeanlegg signs deal with Ace Aquatec


Sævareid Fiskeanlegg's smolt stunner (Photo: Ace Aquatec)

Norwegian smolt farmer, Sævareid Fiskeanlegg, signed its first in-water smolt stunner agreement with aquaculture technology specialist, Ace Aquatec, following successful trials piloted last year.

Sævareid Fiskeanlegg has entered into a two-year rental contract for Ace Aquatec’s smaller and more portable stunner, the smolt stunner. This device is said to ensure that fish are culled and not simply stunned, as happens with larger fish.

“By incorporating Ace Aquatec’s smolt stunner into our day-to-day operations it has allowed our staff to run a more efficient and faster production line,” Sævareid Fiskeanlegg CEO, Gustav Folkestad.

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The company said in a press release that this latest deal enables it to take their culled salmon smolt straight to pet food producers by eliminating the use of chemical anaesthesia. The smolt stunner is designed to cull up to one tonne of smolts per hour.