The fact that one can produce a bigger smolts on land also means that the supplier industry must take its restructuring. Equipment which was previously adapted less juveniles, are not in all cases longer best practice. That means new sizing of equipment and new technologies need to be submitted to take part in the trend.
It‘s common practice in fish-farming to grade fish into batches according to e.g. size and number. The number of fish in a batch and the size-range is variable. Now VAKI has introduced the Smart Flow system to optimize the process of grading fish into batches by controlling the entire process with a central control system.
Aqua Nor, the world's largest aquaculture trade show is just around the corner. This year we will announce some very exciting news at our stand. VAKI has been involved at every Aqua Nor trade show in Trondheim since 1987, where every two years we have the opportunity to meet many of our very good customers. We welcome you to our stand where we can show and discuss our latest developments.
This spring VAKI Chile moved its facilities from Puerto Montt to a new and bigger housing in Puerto Varas. The move is initiated by the need for additional space to accommodate growth in demand for our products and services. The company has more than doubled its square footage with the move in office and warehouse space.
Over the past few years the company has grown rapidly and salmon farming has expanded all over the world, with Norway in the lead, and those who are in a position to know best foresee further major growth in the years ahead. VAKI has set forth an ambitious future vision allowing for extensive growth potential and has now made some changes in company’s structure to bring it into line with this vision.
The Camera Riverwatcher records fish after they have passed the scanner, usually going upstream. Since the scanner identifies the movement of fish and triggers the camera, the Riverwatcher needed to be equipped with two sets of scanners to record fish going both up and down. The new version allows us to look back in time and see what happened in front of the camera before the scanner identified the fish.
Our Photo Contest has been completed and the winner selected. Many good photos were submitted. We would like to thank all that participated in the contest - this has been really fun. We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Photo Contest this year is George Slim. George Slim is proud owner of a new GoPro HERO3 Camera.
The Heathro fish pump has been a big hit in Norway.
The Hatchery Manager Morton Deichmann selected a complete system of Vaki Heathro pump, 96 grader and 3 channel Micro for both of the hatcheries in Arno Bay and Port Augusta.
Pan Fish Scotland recently extended its rental contract and doubled their existing fleet of Vaki slim line frames. Production Controller Derek Smith has been with Scotland's second largest Salmon producer for over 6 years and is responsible for the operation and information gathered by equipment from Vaki.