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Viewpoint Seafarm concept

Future proofing fish farming Two offshore concepts tested in MARIN’s basin

Report interviews Kåre Olav Krogenes, General Manager of Viewpoint Seafarm, and Odd Stensland, Production Manager of Nova Sea AS, a leading Norwegian fish farmer about two revolutionary offshore fish farming concepts under test at MARIN.

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Kåre: “I am actually a mechanical engineer and have had a mixed career in both the oil sector and in fish farming. For the oil and gas industry I worked in different locations across the globe and was often introducing new, patented technology. I had the idea of perhaps transferring some of this offshore

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technology to the fish farming industry. Around two years ago I established Viewpoint Seafarm when the Norwegian government challenged the fish farming industry to come up with new technology, which would enable the sector to grow in a sustainable way. Viewpoint Seafarm knew we needed a solid partner in the fish farming sector so we teamed up with Nova Sea.”

Odd: “Nova Sea is one of the largest producers of Atlantic farmed salmon in Northern Norway, where decades ago they thought it was impossible to farm salmon. Our fish farms are spread down the coast of Helgeland, from Vega in the south to Gildeskål in the north and are located in fjords and out at sea. We have 39 licenses, and we operate in an area that covers around 10% of the entire coast of Norway.

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