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.
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
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
Gildeskål Research Station
GIFAS was the first location to prove the benefits of intelligent Philips Lighting Aquaculture LED solutions for the salmon industry. Working in collaboration with Lerøy Seafood, Philips showed that proper LED lighting technology increased growth and welfare, while reducing production costs and supporting sustainable development of the salmon industry.