for the implementation of sustainable Aquaculture standards around the world.
A unique and vital part of our farming is the “all-in, all-out” strategy. Each production site is limited to only one generation of salmon. Between each generation, all equip-ment has to be dismantled, thoroughly cleaned and approved by the Food and Veteri-nary Agency. Thereafter, the site has to lie fallow for a minimum of two months before a new generation can be raised in the fjord. This strategy promotes two very important management goals:
1. The salmon are protected from the spread of disease thereby enhancing the welfare of the fish.
2. The environment is protected by allowing the fjord or sound to lie fallow and rest while the strong North Atlantic currents effectively clean the site.
To further guarantee the quality of the water, it is required by law that water quality measurements are taken in the pens on a regular basis and analyzed for purity.
As shown below, the maximum density in the pens is limited by law, enhancing fish welfare by ensuring that our salmon have ample room to swim.
Average fish weight Maximum density allowed
< 1 kg 10 kg/m3
1-2 kg 15 kg/m3
2-3 kg 20 kg/m3
> 3 kg 25 kg/m3
In order to make sure that our salmon have plenty of room to swim and thereby helping to ensure fish welfare, the density of HiddenFjord salmon in the pens is kept below 15 kg/m3. This level qualifies us as a sustainable producer of naturally raised salmon.
The strict veterinarian aquaculture legislation in the Faroe Islands has been instrumental in ensuring the welfare our salmon, as it protects the salmon from disease and other natural and unnatural pressures.
We are continually improving our sustainable farming practices. Some have been in place for years. For example, since the early 90's our salmon has been completely free of antibiotics. But each new season bring new innovation. Last season we design-ed and fabricated a piece of equipment that virtually eliminates scale loss during hand-ling.
Harvesting salmon is a delicate process from pen to packaging. We carefully move cages from the farming sites into the harvest area where the fish gently swim over to a harvest race (rectangular pen). By using the harvest race we can divide the fish into batches. Then, we can gently but swiftly harvest one small batch at a time.
Luna was the first company in the world to implement a fully mobile stun and bleeding system from Seafood Innovations. This system humanely stuns and bleeds the salmon securing best possible quality for our customers.
At Luna, we have a thorough understanding of the product as well as the process. We have a rich past that we honor and respect, and we have a bright future as respected leaders in our industry. Our entire focus has been, is, and will always be, on providing you with the highest quality salmon in the world. HiddenFjord brand superior salmon is the pleasant result of our intense focus and passion.