At Hodowla Ryb K-2, trout are farmed intensively using a sophisticated recirculation system. Currently 400 tonnes of trout a year are produced on the farm, a figure that is soon due to rise to 600 tonnes.
Gospodarstwo Rybackie Goslawice in Konin was established fifty years ago to exploit the availability of warm water from a nearby thermal power plant to raise grass carp, bighead carp, and common carp. In the years that followed the production of other species was introduced including whitefish, pike-perch, tilapia, paddlefish, ornamental fish, European catfish, and sturgeons.
The Polish aquaculture sector is overwhelmingly dominated by the production of common carp and trout. Insignificant volumes of other carps, sturgeons, and predatory species, such as catfishes, and pike, are also farmed.
Janusz Wrona, Director of the Fisheries Department in the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, discusses some of the important issues affecting the Polish fisheries and the aquaculture sector.
The fact that researchers are not only to be found in the proverbial ivory tower has been demonstrated by Møreforskning for 30 years with its various studies and projects. The group currently includes more than 50 scientists who carry out research and development projects in all areas of the value chain, i.e. from catch to plate, as required and commissioned by industry.
Marine Ingredients is a recognized specialist in the field of biological marine substances, and has produced omega-3 fish oil supplements/ preparations of the highest quality for health and organic food stores, industrial processors and the non-prescription pharmaceuticals market since 1984. The range of omega-3 products from Marine Ingredients ranges from small soft gel fish oil capsules that are taken daily as a dietary supplement, through bottled fish oils to large batches in 190 kg drums.
Just a few millilitres of anchovy concentrate are sufficient to transform a neutral tasting stock into an aromatic fish soup. “For a shrimp or anchovy stock the share of concentrate should be about 0.2%. The intense flavour of smoked herring can even be achieved by adding only 0.1% of the concentrate”, Tormod Thomsen, CEO of Firmenich Bjørge Biomarin, informed us.
Eurofins is one of the world leaders in the field of bioanalytical services for animal feed and food. With more than 200 laboratory branches in 39 countries which analyse, inspect and monitor a large number of raw materials and finished products for authorities, organizations and business customers Eurofins aims this year to achieve a total turnover of 2.5 billion euros.
Norway is busy preparing itself for the end of the oil and gas era and is focusing strongly on biological marine resources. The commercially utilizable marine area is six times larger than the country’s land area, and the fish stocks are among the world’s best managed resources. A significant reserve is, however, also to be found in marine by-products that have up to now not been sufficiently used.