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FishGLOBE: visited by the Minister of Fisheries and Seafood

  • Sector: Sea
  • Date: July 1, 2020

  • Company: FishGLOBE works on closed-system aquaculture technology that is developed to make the salmon industry more profitable, more sustainable, and with better fish welfare.

A delegation consisting of, among others, the Minister of Fisheries and Seafood, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, State Secretary Trine Danielsen and Mayor Irene Heng Lauvsnes visited FishGLOBE at Lysefjorden. The company is now welcoming visitors in the beautiful surroundings to showcase the patented closed facility at sea with clear ambition to find more customers.

We have received extremely positive and constructive feedback from other breeding companies. We are strengthened in the belief that we have a commercial product that will be part of the value chain in the years to come, says Tor Magne Madsen, Sales and Project Manager at FishGLOBE.

Tor Hellestøl, CEO at FishGLOBE, also used the opportunity to point out to the Minister of Fisheries and Seafood that it is a paradox that the company must pay full license fee (150-200 mNOK for 1 MTB) when the technology they use can be compared with landbased-technology that do not have a license fee at all. Norway must use the natural advantages of the clean water and fjords for sustainable growth of aquaculture with floating closed-system fishfarming technologies, concludes Hellestøl.