Firda Seafoods production cycle starts in our smolt producing facilities. Fertilized roe received from our suppliers are placed in the hatchery.
When the roe hatches, it comes out as yolk fry. It is important with gentle and careful handling to ensure high hygienic standards and quality in the fry population. After the nutrition of the yolk sack is consumed, the fry is transferred to start feeding tanks for adaptation to fish feed.
When producing salmon and fjord trout it is important that the smolt be of optimal quality. This means that they must be vaccinated against serious diseases, and must be strong and without any sores. The feed is therefore under constant development and is regularly tested to ensure optimal growth conditions and the most resistant hatchlings.
The use of vaccines has effectively replaced antibiotics in the Norwegian fish farming industry. The Veterinary Institute has seen that use of antibiotics in Norwegian fish farming has been reduced by 99% since 1987. A veterinary inspector visits our hatching plants once a month, in compliance with applicable regulations.