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    Preventing sea lice
    in salmon
    production

    LINGALAKS,

    Hardanger Norway

     

    Lingalaks recently started using Philips LED lighting to produce salmon in a new and more sustainable way. Next to improved salmon production, Lingalaks sees the potential for reducing the number of sea lice treatments.

     

     

    Lingalaks

    We have seen that
    LEDs boost

    growth of fish and improve fish welfare. Production times are shorter and the process is even more sustainable.”

     

    - Kasper Løberg Tangen, Lingalaks, Norway

    Lingalaks
    Lingalaks
    Lingalaks

    Customer challenge

     

    According to the Norwegian Research Council, sea lice have become one of the salmon industry's biggest challenges in recent years. Delousing now accounts for up to 10% of production costs of Norwegian farmed salmon. What’s more, sea lice are becoming increasingly resistant to drugs, making the problem even more acute.

     

    The right lighting 

     

    Philips LED lighting helps accelerate growth, leading to shorter production times and reduced exposure to sea lice. In addition, the downward directed light beam encourages fish to stay low in the water column, reducing contamination by sea lice and cutting down the number of treatments needed.

    Lighting in
    aquaculture

     

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