Austevoll Sjøtjenester

Austevoll Sjøtjenester ble etablert i 2017. Vår ambisjon er å bli en foretrukket leverandør av sjøtransport for levende fisk til oppdrettsnæringen, samt tilhørende service og vedlikeholdstjenester til samme. Våre produkt og tjenester skal være av høyeste kvalitet og tilfredsstille alle krav til håndtering av levende fisk.

Austevoll Sjøtjenester AS is a newly established company that will offer transport services of live juvenile lumpfish to the Norwegian Salmon Fish farming industry. One big challenge with salmon farming in general is the problem of sea lice. They have costly and undesirable impacts on salmon health and welfare. Sea lice have traditionally been treated with chemical de-lousing agents and more recently with biological control methods, such as the addition of the cleaner fish wrasse to salmon cages. However, lumpfish have turned out to be good cleaners of sea lice, and are believed to be better suited for the sub-arctic waters than wrasse.

See Article on Wiley Online Library: Use of lumpfish for sea‐lice control in salmon farming: challenges and opportunities https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/raq.12194