This is some text inside of a div block.
March 14, 2023
 min read

Probotic Successfully Completes Project on Biological Impact of Net Cleaning

Probotic is pleased to announce the successful completion of the project: Biological impact of net cleaning. -In cooperation with Akvaplan niva and Ballangen Sjøfarm

Probotic is pleased to announce the successful completion of a MABIT-funded project on the biological impact of net cleaning. The study, titled "Biological Effects of Net Cleaning with High-Pressure Water vs. Probotics Innovation," aimed to investigate the effects of biological conditions during net cleaning and verify that Probotic's technology does not harm fish health in any way. The project partners included Probotic, Akvaplan Niva, Ballangen Sjøfarm and Cermaq.

Project salmon

The study's sub-objectives included mapping the number of particles during net cleaning, identifying fouling communities, assessing any correlation between net cleaning and gill problems, analyzing fish behavior during cleaning, and verifying if there were any seen effects on salmon while Probotic's robot was in use.

Salmon in Cleaning water

In this trial, the study’s results indicate that the traditional method of net cleaning with high-pressure cleaning had no observable adverse effects on the fish. The use of Probotic's robot during production did not negatively affect the fish's mortality or appetite compared to pens without the robot at the same facility and with the same fish group.

One of the regular net cleaners used in the project
We are thrilled with the results of the study, which demonstrate the safety and that our technology does not harm the salmon. The project was a valuable opportunity to further our understanding of the impact of net cleaning on fish health and the environment. We are proud to be a part of it.
Our prototype from trial
Moving forward, we will continue to test our robot and work towards furthering our understanding of the impact of net cleaning on fish health and the environment.

However, the study also highlighted the need for larger-scale projects to obtain more reliable data. We will continue widening our knowledge and use research to steer our development.

Studying algae that grow on the fish pen nets.

Probotic would like to thank all project partners for their valuable contributions, Cermaq and Ballangen Sjøfarm for providing the necessary test facilities and resources to enable this project, and Akvaplan niva, which delivered excellently on the research and crafted insightful reports, and Mabit for cofunding the project with Probotic. Their cooperation was instrumental in successfully carrying out the project and achieving its milestones.

To read the complete reports from the project - CLICK HERE

Latest articles

Browse all