FROM EGGS TO FULLY GROWN COD

About Our Cod Farming

The market is requesting steady deliveries of fresh cod throughout the year that can only be met with farming. Cod farming has developed vastly and after years of systematic work the 6th generation of stem fish is a highly stable product with much higher yields. The fish are much more domesticated, with a better growth rate, smaller heads, greater robustness and better survival rate.
Norcod school of cod

1: STEM FISH

The cod is held at the facilities until maturity. Continuing selection to produce the best individuals

Currently at 6th generation

Norcod cod eggs

2: ROE

Eggs at c.1.4mm and all females produce large amounts of eggs

Eggs hatch after 14 days

Norcod cod roe

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

Norcod cod swimming

4: GROWTH

Fry is moved to larger cages often outdoors

There it will grow to 60-75 grams prior to transferring to sea phase

Norcod cod swimming

5: SEA PHASE

The cod is transferred to sea facilities where it will grow to 4kg

Time varies by sea temperature

Norcod, farmed cod

6: SLAUGHTERY

The live fish is slaughtered, bled, gutted, iced & packaged and now ready to be distributed

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7: LOGISTICS

Through already established infrastructure & logistic solutions the product is shipped to selected markets

Norcod cod cooked and on a plate

8: PLATE

The product will reach the end-consumer through selected producers, distributors, major retailers & supermarket chains

QUALITY OF NORCOD COD

Cod is a great source of protein, omega-3, vitamin A & B12, selenium and iodine. Making it a healthy and delicious choice due to its lean flaky white meat and light flavour. Our cod comes from the clear cold waters of the Norwegians Fjords where we have quality controls in place from the sea to your dish. These steps in quality control ensure that Norcod cod is clean, organic, natural and of the highest quality.

PROTEIN

PROTEIN

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

OMEGA-3

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.

VITAMIN A

VITAMIN A

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.

VITAMIN B12

VITAMIN B12

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.

SELENIUM

SELENIUM

Protects the body from environmental pollutants (such as heavy metals) by counteracting the damage caused by free radicals.

IODINE

IODINE

Cod is a good source of iodine and this helps to regulate the body’s metabolism.

What makes Norwegian cod so good?

The Healthy Addition To Your Diet

Cod is a brilliant healthy addition to the diet due to its incredibly lean and protein rich nature. Cod has a typical fat content of >3% and barely any carbohydrates, in fact 96% of the calories in cod are from the protein content.


Cod also contains high quantities of vitamin B12 and selenium. One dinner sized portion of cod also equals to a person’s daily recommended intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Norwegian cod in particular has provided the people of Norway with the nutrition they needed to get through the cold winters for centuries. Now with Norcod, the delicious white fish will be made available to the world year-round.

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.

Norcod Cod
Norcod cod cooked and on a plate

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.

IS COD SAFE?

Fish contains many of the nutrients that people need for a healthy and varied diet. However, as with so many other foods, it can also contain traces of environmental pollutants.

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety recently carried out a comprehensive health assessment to weigh up the benefits of eating fish against the potential risks caused by environmental pollutants. The conclusion? The benefits far outweighed the risks and we should be eating far more fish than we do today. In fact, it’s recommended that we enjoy fish for 2-3 meals per week.

Information sourced from Seafood From Norway Website
Norcod Cod transitioning to sea phase
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