Aquatraz - safeguarding your fish

The development project for the  Aquatraz safeguarding fish cage is nearing the end. The Aquatraz, which protects against escape and lice, improves fish health, working conditions and the bottom line, is now commercially available. Over the course of three years we have developed four generations of Aquatraz, four cages have been launched so far, and they have accumulated 3 years of operation and produced 5,000 tonnes of salmon. When Aquatraz G3 is filled with salmon in May 2020, we expect to document the good effects of deeper skirts and improved water exchange during the summer. The results from Aquatraz G3 will be included in the final phase of design for the fourth and last generation Aquatraz. We are therefore already from the summer 2020 opening for other fish farmers to declare their interest in the cage and join the final phase with delivery of the Aquatraz G4 fish cages.

Aquatraz G3 with 18 meter lice skirt.
Photo above: Alf Reidar Sandstad. Top photo: Steinar Johansen/MNH

The third generation Aquatraz was launched at the end of April 2020. This fish cage includes a total 18 meter deep lice skirt. This deep lice skirt that protects against salmon lice is possible due to highly efficient water exchange system, confirmed in the previous Aquatraz cages.

Aquatraz G3 is expected to deliver better than its predecessors on all points, particularly regarding reduction of salmon lice and improving salmon fillet quality.

The follow through and the technical know-how of the Aquatraz team has exceeded all our expectations.
Aquatraz safeguarding fish cage
Steingrim Holm
Project Manager, MNH
Aquatraz safeguarding fish cage