Essential to all living organisms, protein builds and maintains the body’s cells. Proteins are formed from many different amino acids, some of which we can only get from food. Cod is an excellent source of protein, providing all of the essential amino acids the human body needs.
Omega-3 can speed up blood circulation, increase concentration and even put you in a better mood. A typical 150g portion of cod should cover your entire recommended daily intake of omega-3.
This useful vitamin supports good eyesight and a strong immune system. It’s also important for normal growth, bone formation, foetal development and reproductive health.
This class of important compounds and vitamins are essential. They help the body to form new cells and store red blood cells. Cod contains plenty of vitamin B12, a lack of which could result in blood deficiency.
Protects the body from environmental pollutants (such as heavy metals) by counteracting the damage caused by free radicals.
Cod is a good source of iodine and this helps to regulate the body’s metabolism.
COD FOR THE HEART
It’s common knowledge that western countries have a higher risk of heart disease than 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) recommend that we should eat between 300-450 grams of fish. That’s roughly around two to three meals a week.
FEEDING THE WORLD
Protein plays an essential part in our daily diet but in some parts of the globe access to protein is limited. It is estimated that the world population will be reaching ten billion people by 2050, that’s a 56% increase compared to 2010. If you consider that around one billion people today have inadequate access to a source of protein, this figure will double by 2050.
However, the main challenge is to produce more food using less land. We need to start to consider that currently only 2% of the world’s food source derives from our ocean, by investing in cod farming, Norcod could have the potential to help meet the growing food demand and thereby we can ensure that Norwegian cod remains a protein-rich food source for future generations.
How we farm
1: STEM FISH
The cod is held at the facilities until maturity. Continuing selection to produce the best individuals
Currently at 6th generation
Eggs at c.1.4mm and all females produce large amounts of eggs
Eggs hatch after 14 days
3: LARVAE / ROE
Live feed of larvae has to start within a week
Can be moved to growth-phase after 0.5 grams, but is usually held to 1-2 grams
Fry is moved to larger cages often outdoors
There it will grow to 60-75 grams prior to transferring to sea phase
5: SEA PHASE
The cod is transferred to sea facilities where it will grow to 4kg
Time varies by sea temperature
The live fish is slaughtered, bled, gutted, iced & packaged and now ready to be distributed
Through already established infrastructure & logistic solutions the product is shipped to selected markets
The product will reach the end-consumer through selected producers, distributors, major retailers & supermarket chains
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.