The sale of three FlowCam instruments to Grieg Seafood ASA represents the largest sale in the history of Fluid Imaging Technologies. Grieg Seafood headquartered in Bergen, Norway, is one of the world’s leading fish farming companies specializing in Atlantic salmon.
The application is relatively novel for the industry whereby Grieg will be using the FlowCam to monitor for HAB (Harmful Algal Bloom) species which may kill entire fish pens overnight causing millions of dollars in losses.
“While we have sold FlowCams in over 50 countries around the world to oceanographic institutes, federal and state agencies and colleges and universities, this is strategically important as it represents a significant sale to a private entity whereby the cost of the FlowCam is justified by the value in its potential to save millions in potential losses”- says Kent Peterson, President and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies.
“We are extremely excited to have Grieg Seafood as a new FlowCam user. Grieg joins Marine Harvest and Cermaq – both based in British Columbia, and Plancton Andino in Chile, as users of our technology in our growing customer base in the global salmon aquaculture industry” – says Harry Nelson, VP of Aquatic Markets at Fluid Imaging.
Grieg Seafood ASA is an international seafood company with fish farms in Rogaland and Finnmark in Norway, British Columbia in Canada, and Shetland in Scotland.