Aquaculture services provider Aquaship has chosen Norwegian company Cflow to install fish handling technology on two newly commissioned wellboats.

The vessels, Grip Marine and Grip Explorer are both conversions from offshore industry PSVs (platform supply vessels), adapted for live fish transport.

Cflow will deliver complete water treatment and fish handling systems for the vessels. The advanced control system will monitor fish handling operations onboard and also collect data to continuously improve fish welfare and efficiency.

Aquaship and Cflow have been working closely together for some time, to improve handling and reduce the impact of transportation on the fish.

Nils Otterlei, Chief Operating Officer at Aquaship, said: “It is crucial for us to have the latest technology onboard. We have had a good cooperation with Cflow over decades and with Grip Marine and Grip Explorer we are taking it one step further. In addition we are reducing our environmental footprint through converting existing vessels instead of building from scratch.”

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