Published 2022

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Publication details

Publisher : Nofima AS

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 978-82-8296-708-2

Publication type : Nofima’s reports

Contributors : Heide, Morten; Ageeva, Tatiana N; Esaiassen, Margrethe; Hermansen, Øystein; Hustad, Anette; Joensen, Sjurdur; Johansen, Ove; Kristoffersen, Silje; Eriksen, Katrine; Martinsen, Gustav; Tobiassen, Torbjørn I

Series : Nofima rapportserie 6/2022

Year : 2022

Research areas

Farmed fish

Economy and profitability

Market studies

Quality and measurement methods

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Kjetil Aune
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This report is based on 5th generation farmed cod produced in Tromsø. The results must be interpreted on the basis that the data mainly originates from farmed cod from one research facility. In terms of quality, it seems that the variations in many quality parameters on farmed cod are similar to wild-caught fish. The farmed cod has consistent quality, long shelf life in chilled state, and absence of nematodes. Challenges can be soft muscle after ice storage, and that large a liver fraction reduces fillet yield related to round weight. Tromsø restaurants gave positive feedback, the quality of farmed cod was perceived as good or very good, and there was interest in buying farmed cod if it became available. Based on a bioeconomic model, the average production costs for farmed cod, including slaughter and packing, were estimated at NOK 40–43 per kg round weight.