Now we are finished with putting up all the steel for the building and getting ruff on by end of this week. 4 weeks to go to get the fish in the system finally.
We are this week getting the structure on the building and everything as more and less been on the time schedule for the last 2 months so we will move the fish to the system in 8 weeks more.
The grading system is up and running and we have got the whole smolt system full of smolts.
We have now 3 batches in the system
1st Batch: 120 grams and are successfully smoltified
2nd Batch: 10 grams and have entered our Parr system
3rd Batch: 0,7 grams and had a very good start feeding
We will receive the next batch form island in the middle of June.
On project preben has take this very nice picture from the top of the wind mill and construction is now following the time schedule.
Now Lundsby is finished with the tanks and I am really happy with the result.
Manuel is here and we have had so many interesting discussions. He is the best RAS salmon farmer that I know and the dialogue is all ways so productive. I want to give credit to Jonas from Stofnfiskur because Manuel passed there on the way over from the conference in Seattle. He had so many good inputs to the landbased discussions specially on early maturation and further he gave Manuel a experiences for life taking him around.
I have not been blogging so much but I will improve it. We have finally starting to put up the tanks and the farm is taking shape.
The fish in the eel farm is doing very good and we are taking in our 4th bacth in mid May and production is as expected. This makes a fish farmer happy.
the 1.th of november the constuction site is was "full" with sand. level slabs and pillars has been mounted. this is to see how much it sinks. after one week the area sunk over 8 cm. and now between 12 and 15 cm.
lets hope it is stabilised.
"Photo to be added later"
manuel has made aproximately 200 millions of smolts, so he has a wide knowledge.
"this is a good result for a start " says manuel, but he also says that "in conclusion you are having better result, then i expected. but he also notices a concern about the smolt site, which has not been cleaned enough.
That we must do before moving the fish from Starfeeding to smolt, says Preben.
yesterday, Manuel Godoy arrived. he come all the way from chile.
he will stay with us one small week and teach us "all" he knows, or as much as we can learn
some call it knowledge exchange, but i think it is only one way. so he is actually teaching both Me and Preben.
Manuel is freshwater production manager in Salmones Humboldt.
In this means, I am not saying I will do it all. but you can atleast try to convince me
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i will not list details about them all here now, because i've uploaded 10 movies.
but in short, they show a small part of the incubation, the moving of the fry from incubation into startfeeding. and you see our startfeeding tanks. and video from the well and the site.
and for those of you who have knowledge of incubation; YES we are missing "biobunn klekkesubstrat" (i dont know the english word for that i think it is Hatching substrate). they arrived to late to us. but next time we will use them.
Todays photo of the construction site.
now with even more sand. only one week left before we have all the sand we need. the small trucks come with 14ton sand, while the big ones has 25tons.
Grading & Pump
here you can se we are starting to mount the buffertanks. the fish is going from the pools to the tank, from the bottom of the tank we will pump the fish up to the grading table.
which will grade in 3 sizes. after that we count and weight them.
arrival of the next batch will be about 25.th of oktober. since everything went so well, and hopefully will do next time. we have downgraded the number to 70 000 eggs.
we baught some extras last time. for two reasons, one of them was to get a flying start, and the other was to have a blunder-quota. because everything was new built and we have not so much experience yet.
todays photo from the construction site:
Unfortunally it looks like im the only one blogging. I
have been on vacation for 2 weeks, and when i came back i have been so busy that i haven't been able to update the page. now I'm back. Even stronger
12.th of september: A happy Jon-Birger is moving the first 130 fish in a see-trough cup. we moved such a small number, just to confirm and verify our knowledge about the water beeing health and good. because this is a brand new startfeeding with its own resirculation
13.th of september: All of the fry has been moved from incubation into startfeeding. The tray on the photo has around 7100 fryes.
12.th of september: the agrement with IRAS is official. We partner with them, and baught a grading system and a fish pump. to be delivered friday 23.th september.
Our own homemade transport pipesystem. to make easy and gentle transport, we made 2 loops shaped like the letter U. so we have two U's. which have 4 connectors to the grading platform. this gives us great possibilites to move the fish where ever we want. A big thanks to Martin Westergaard for sharing his solution.
9.th of semptember Lykkegaard visited us to present some of their pumps. Karstein Lykkegaard Managing Director & Lars Bjerregaard Sales/Engineer
Fishmagazin represented by Börn Marnau from germany visited us today. there will be an article about us in the september edition.
Our feeding system from Arvotec arrived.
"laboratorian" Preben is doing our daily water tests. as usual, stable and good enviroment.
geologist "name not available" is visiting us every other week now. to see if the earth samples is good and stable. this is very important for our new building. due to her recomandations we are putting EXTRA 3,5 meters of sand on top of Zero-contour. this will be ALOT of sand. the reason is to compress the mud-layer down on 5 meters depth, she say that layer is one meter thick. it is better to compress it now, instand of our new building doing the job. then it might crack or not sink even.
Alot of caterpillars, trucks, tractors , excavators, articulated trucks and wheel loaders is now filling up the old raceways. first we removed the the old biological material. then we fill with sand. we even got our OWN DUNE to take from.
now i know why Prebens car cost the half of mine... count the numbers of doors.
Yesterday, 4.th of august an inspector, Anders Nørskov Stidsen, from the County's Enviroment & Nature department visited us for check.
We showed him the system, all the way from water inn to water out. all our filters and barriers.
On the photo Preben is showing our doubble UV on the outlet.
This weekend all of the eggs hatched. sunday was the most intensive.
I believe that about 80% hatched togheter.
MORE DETAILS LATER.....
Today(26th june) should be the first day with veterinary, but unfortunally he could not manage to get here today.
He will come tomorrow. so I will post status after the visit.
For those of you, who are anxious, this is only a routine visit.
Torben Nielsen, managing director in Aquasearch, who is also a veterinarian visited us today 27th june .
It was a very good and confirming visit.
He was introduced to our site, our plans, and of cource a check on our roe and yolk sac fry.
it was great to get such feedback. both mine and prebens resting pulse is now back to normal. as far as we know we have done "nothing" wrong, but it's satisfactory to have some one externally confirming our thoughts and operations.
We also had a initial discussion on how to keep the site "safe", concerning fish health and possible diseases and general bio-security.
The main objects are:
1: the enviroment close and around the farm(the nearest surroundings)
Everything under roof.
keep out the curious such as birds, dogs & people.
make barriers. which make people not cross. example: fence,gate,unnatural obstacles, signs.
ourselves and all the people working, employed or hired. have zones, divided into categories or levels.
must have quaratine of 48hrs or 3 days.
must be registered and sign on a TOA(terms of agrement).
must change outer clothes, change shoes, desinfect hands.
visitors should never touch anything.
3: water quality
check and control the kim numbers in the water regulary. this is for the water coming IN.
the most important is to identify all input, internally transfers and outputs. how they all interact and affects each other. for example; feed delivery, the post man, cargo delivery.
Torben also gave a lot of advices, about temperatur, hatching, startfeeding, handling, ph, oxygen.
I would like to thank Torben for beeing openminded and for sharing his supreme knowledge with us.
Our first yolk sac fry has hatched.
not many of them, but now we really can se it is starting to move & live in the trays.
Official press release
Tv-midt vest have been here filming our site.
Preben did all the talking, while Jon-Birger was "working" with the eggs.
The link has yet not been published, but will come available soon.
Update: the link is now available.
this is Dansih radio interviewing Thue Holm
An article from the county's newspaper.