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EM4 20 BlockchainA new basis for international business

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 4 / 2020.

“Blockchain” is for many people still little more than a buzzword they may have heard about in connection with the digital currency bitcoins. But in fact blockchain and artificial intelligence are developing into leading technologies that are “revolutionizing” many areas of the economy. Blockchains provide transparency, enable more control, and simplify traceability in business relationships.

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Marine biofouling, or biological fouling is a serious problem worldwide. In the past this growth was mostly fought with chemical means but this often creates additional problems because the methods pollute the environment. Following intensive research new solutions are now emerging. Read the article in our Technology section

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019 10:10

Glimpsing the future of processing

EM6 19 Tech WhitefishMarel, a leading producer of sophisticated equipment for the fish processing industry, held its annual demonstration of machinery for whitefish processing at its dedicated demo centre, Progress Point, in Kastrup close to the Copenhagen airport. The event brought together existing and potential customers from all around the world as well as partners, Marel employees, and representatives from the press. The guests were treated to a day of equipment demonstrations and presentations both by Marel employees and external experts about some of the important trends shaping the future development of the industry.

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 6/2019.

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:06

SALMCO Technik celebrates 35th anniversary

EM6 19 TECH SalmcoNew location offers room to grow

It is 35 years since the Hamburg-based salmon slicer manufacturer Salmco Technik was founded and to celebrate this anniversary the company will be moving into new premises which, after final completion next year, will have more than twice the current area for administration and workshop. The 2,500 m² site offers room for further growth. 

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 6/2019.

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EM6 19 TECH Bohlsen SteenNew skinners are a hit with processing company

Germans consume some 13.5 kg of fish and seafood per capita, placing them at the lower end of the scale among European countries. While domestic production is some 268,00 tonnes, the country imports some 937,000 tonnes and exports about 587,000 tonnes.

Fish and seafood are consumed in several different form of which conserves are the most popular followed by deep frozen, fresh, and smoked. Within the country consumption varies from 4.2 kg per capita in Baden-Württemberg and Saarland in the south west to 6.1 kg in Bremen.

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 6/2019.

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EM6 19 TECH bio foulingNanotechnology, organic polymers and neurotransmitters

Marine biofouling, or biological fouling, the accumulation of plant and animal growth on natural hard structures and man-made constructions from ships to the net enclosures used in aquaculture, is a serious problem worldwide. In the past this growth was mostly fought with chemical means but this often creates additional problems because the methods pollute the environment. Following intensive research new solutions are now emerging.

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 6/2019.

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EM4 19 TECH AI1New methods reduce costs and increase efficiency

From a global perspective the fish industry has lagged far behind most other industries with regard to the introduction of information technologies. In neither the fishing nor the aquaculture sector have these advanced technologies made sufficient headway so far. Over the past few years, however, a race has begun to catch up and improve the state of the seas and the sustainability of human activities in these important areas.

Terms such as big data, image recognition and electronic surveillance software arouse hidden fears in many people. For some, they even conjure up the dark vision of an all-powerful surveillance state like the one described by George Orwell in his dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four". But this view of things overlooks the fact that these technologies – if used wisely – can be extremely useful and helpful. This may not always be immediately apparent, but without reliable data it would be virtually impossible today to work efficiently in commerce, industry and other sectors of the economy. For this reason alone the expansion of modern information technologies is unstoppable, especially since they can now also be combined with artificial intelligence.

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Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:27

Technology for the aquaculture industry

EM4 19 TECH Fiap belt feederThe belt feeder that doesn’t require electric power

The FIAP Belt Feeder offers the perfect combination of reliability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness without bearing an unreasonable price tag.

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EM1 19 News Int Ronja StormThe world’s largest wellboat, the Ronja Storm, was launched from the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, where the 116 m long and 23 m wide vessel was constructed, and is now making its maiden voyage to Norway where it will be fitted out. Following this, the Ronja Storm will sail to Tasmania where it will join the Australian company Huon’s fleet. The vessel is to be used to transport and bathe salmon. Salmon are bathed in freshwater onboard the wellboat to treat them for amoebic gill disease. The freshwater causes the amoeba to drop off the gills of the fish. The vessel would be able to bathe an entire 240 m pen.The Ronja Storm is more than twice the size of the world’s previous biggest wellboat, and can hold over 12,000 cubic meters of water. In addition, it will contain technology that is at the cutting edge of salmon farming. The ship will have its own desalination plant, producing 700 tonnes of freshwater per hour. This will ensure efficient operations while reducing pressure on Tasmania’s freshwater supply. Peter and Frances Bender of Huon were recognised as the 2018 Australian Farmer of the Year and are currently the only salmon farmers in Australia to use wellboats in their operations. Image credit: Havyard

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Two Danish companies, A/S Dybvad Stål Industri and Erlinord A/S, have merged to form a leader in plate freezing technology. Erlinord had been Dybvad’s long term partner for handling solutions when it was acquired by the latter in 2017. The new company, DSI Freezing Solutions A/S, will be based near Frederikshavn in Denmark from where there are market routes throughout Europe. A new name calls for a new look and DSI Freezing Solutions has gone in for a major rebranding exercise that is designed to express and support a common direction across application areas and geography, according to Lars Priess, the CEO. The design is modern, stylistically consistent and sharp reflecting a contemporary and effective manufacturing company, he says.

Plate freezing technology is vital to seafood distribution, because delivering quality products is key to meeting today’s customers’ demands, especially in a growing international market. Through its constituent parts the company has a long history of building high quality plate freezing and handling systems for a number of food products. As it gears up to celebrate a 50-year anniversary in 2019, its strategic focus will be to increase knowledge of specific customer applications and to develop a stronger global footprint.

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