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.
We supply North Atlantic Cod grown in prime fish farming conditions in the same environment as the wild-caught Cod.
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.
The first cod fry from pioneering aquaculture venture Norcod have been successfully put to sea, taking the company one step closer to realising its ambition of becoming the world's top producer of sustainably farmed cod.
Norwegian cod-farming venture Norcod has successfully raised new investment totalling NOK 105m (EUR 10.5m) in its ambitious journey to become the world's leading producer of responsibly farmed cod on an industrial scale.