Chapter ②

Fish

To us, the health and welfare of our fish is paramount. In this section you can read more about how we work every day to keep our fish healthy and free of lice and disease, while maintaining top quality on our product.
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Focus on fish health and fish welfare

We want our fish to grow and thrive. Two of the biggest challenges we face is an elevated mortality rate and reduced fish welfare after mechanical lice treatments. We have a goal of reducing the mortality rate to below 5 % from stocking in the sea to harvest.

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Sea lice control and management

We aim to manage the lice through prevention where possible and to minimize the use of medical treatments against lice. We aim to have less than 0.1 adult female lice per fish at all our sites in the period when the wild salmon and the sea trout enter the sea. All sites shall count and report lice numbers weekly.

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Use of medicines and chemicals

Based on a precautionary principle we want to minimize our use of medicines and chemicals in our production. We also have a goal of not using more than one medical treatment per production cycle and to never use copper-based net flouling or antibiotics when farming our fish.

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Tradition for quality

Since 1970, we have produced high-quality fish. Each year we produce over 60 million salmon meals. For Eide, a synergy between ownership, responsibility and operations has always been important.