THE FUTURE IS IN THE SEA
The wild fish stock is under pressure, but with cod farming it is possible to offset the reduction in catch quotas and meet the demand for cod in the market. We will actively work alongside suppliers of equipment and services to always promote and prioritise the environment and the fish.
NATURAL FRESH COD
The global market demands stable deliveries of fresh cod. For the first time, high-quality farmed cod can be produced on a large scale to meet demand. With wild fish stock under pressure and fishing quotas for cod being cut, Norcod aims to fill the gap in the market and provide sustainable fresh cod.
“A really nice looking fish, with bright and firm meat, a healthy bone structure and a very nice and clean flavour. The meat is slightly transparent as fresh and completely milky white after its been cooked”
- Nikolaj Mortensen | Head Chef at Krogs Fiskerestaurant
We supply North Atlantic Cod grown in prime fish farming conditions in the same environment as the wild-caught Cod.
BALANCING FISH HEALTH & WELFARE
To meet the specific nutritional requirement of farmed Atlantic Cod whilst balancing fish health and welfare with operational performance in the most sustainable way possible, the feeds contain high levels of highly digestible marine proteins and lipids. This ensures well-balanced growth and fish welfare, using raw materials which are natural and easily digested by the fish.
To ensure sustainability, raw materials are sourced exclusively from welldocumented sources. Marine raw materials are sourced from ICES regulated fisheries, ensuring avoidance of overfishing and strains on wild fish stocks. Wild-captured fish used to produce fishmeal and fish oil are not classified as endangered species and come from healthy fish stocks. Certifications ensuring sustainability are e.g. MSC/ ISEAL or IFFO-RS. All soy based raw materials are from certified non-GMO farms in Europe.
• Protein: 48-56% – thereof marine origin: 80-90%
• Fat: 18-22% – thereof marine origin: 100%
• Raw materials of marine origin (% of dry matter): 65-70% – there of sustainably fished: 100%
QUALITY OF CARE
We take fish health seriously and use dedicated health and safety guidelines in everything we do. In this way, we ensure that we treat our fish with respect and improve the quality of our product.
From egg to Fully grown cod
ABOUT COD FARMING
The Cod are held at the facilities until maturity. Continuing selection to produce the best individuals
Currently at 6th generation
Females produce large amounts of eggs which hatch within 14 days
LARVE / ROE
Live feed of larvae has to start within a week
They can be moved to growth-phase after 0.5 grams, but is usually held to 1-2 grams
Fry are moved to larger tanks where they will grow upto 60g-70g prior to transferring to sea phase
The Cod are transferred to sea facilities where it will grow to 5kg (time varies by sea temperature)
On land the fish are processed, iced and packed ready to be distributed
Through already established infrastructure & logistic solutions the product is shipped to selected markets
The fish will reach the end-consumer through selected partners.
COD FOR THE HEART
We know that Western populations have a higher risk of heart disease compared to the rest of the world. In an attempt to improve cardiovascular health, the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services (such as FAO and WHO) recommends that we should eat between 300-450 grams,
or 2-3 meals of fish per week.
98% OF THE COD IS TO BE USED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Builds and maintains the body’s cells. Proteins are made of essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body itself, but can be supplied through the diet. Cod is an excellent source of protein, which contains all the essential amino acids the human body needs.
Good for blood circulation, increases concentration, and has a positive effect on mood. One serving of cod (150 g) is sufficient to meet the recommended daily requirement of Omega-3.
Contributes to good eye health and a strong immune system. It is also important for normal growth, skeletal, reproductive and fetal development.
Essential for human production of red blood cells, formation of genetic material, and for the function of the nervous system. Cod contains plenty of vitamin B12.
Protects the body against environmental toxins (e.g. heavy metals) by counteracting the damage caused by free radicals.
Cod is a good source of iodine, which helps regulate the body’s metabolism.