People must have food. People want cod

Currently, fish and marine species only cover 2% of humanity’s food requirements. With the world’s population growing rapidly, we need to think in new ways. Cod has every opportunity to make an important contribution, and aquaculture is the way for it to maximise its impact.

The world's food needs in numbers

Why we do what we do

70 %

The world needs 70% more protein by 2050. The ocean covers 70% of the world’s surface, yet only 2% of the protein consumed by humans comes from the ocean.

90 %

Cod has approximately 10% of the carbon footprint of cattle, and a significantly smaller footprint than both pigs and poultry.

85 %

Cod has a feed conversion ratio of 1.2, which is 15% of that of beef cattle.

Currently, fish and marine species only cover 2% of humanity’s food requirements. With the world’s population growing rapidly, we need to think in new ways. Cod has every opportunity to make an important contribution, and aquaculture is the way for it to maximise its impact.

Farmed cod isn’t standard cod. It is a unique product that is quite different from skrei and coastal cod, which once upon a time provided the basis for farmed cod. Its genes have been developed and selected by the hatcheries – state-owned Nofima and privately-owned Havlandet – the only current suppliers of cod fry. The 6th generation has now been reached, and both the 7th and 8th generation of fry are already being developed, with their characteristics improving all the time.

Our continuous focus on fish welfare makes us more competitive and improves the quality of the cod our customers receive. By combining a high quality product with reliability of supply, we will be able to meet the needs of the large international markets. Our aim is that “Statt Torsk” will become a premium brand for leading grocery stores.

Ansatte

About sustainability

For us, sustainability isn’t a cliché, it is what we do.

The way we are farming cod makes it a sustainable industry. Aquaculture inherently generates little pollution, and it minimises the problem of discards and avoids the waste created by fishing gear. The production is also sustainable in terms of feed efficiency and fish health.

Statt’s cod is reared primarily on marine-based feed, and it takes 1.2 kg of feed to produce 1 kg of fish. Our cod is vaccinated and we have no problems with sea lice or roundworm larvae. Our pilot had very low mortality rates, and no escaping. We do not use copper in our sea pens.

Nature itself also helps to ensure that our operations are sustainable. Our sea pens are located in fjords with optimal currents, clean water and a temperature perfect for cod. The combination of this ideal natural environment and traditions of sustainable fishing way back, means that our fish enjoy good physical and mental health, which is good for profitability!

The same standards that we set ourselves, we also demand – and obtain – from our suppliers and partners. Everyone contributing to our operations – fingerling suppliers, harvesters, logistics partners and finally, grocery stores – is driven by respect for sustainable production and value chains.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Statt Torsk has a particular focus on four important Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN: Life below water – Climate action – Responsible food production and consumption – Zero hunger.