Nofima reports

report 37/2013, English Summary

Tobiassen, Torbjørn I; Nordtvedt, Tom Ståle; Olsen, Stein Harris; Akse, Leif

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima

Issue: 37/2013

Number of pages: 9

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-119-6

Open Access: green


Several stakeholders from the Norwegian fish farming industry have expressed a desire that further development regarding bleeding and cooling of salmon in the slaughter process must continue. Participants from the slaughter and processing industry contacted Nofima and SINTEF Energy and a project outline was prepared and sent to Norwegian seafood research fund (FHF). However, thematic the project outline did not hit well in the field of research priorities in FHF action plan for 2013. Nofima and SINTEF Energy Research were therefore commissioned by FHF to organize a workshop together with the industry to: Clarify the challenges facing the industry and highlight the scientific forefront of knowledge, related to bleeding and cooling.

Nofima, SINTEF Energy and FHF invited speakers and held a workshop with 44 participants from industry and research, which was completed on the 12th and 13th of June 2013, at Hell in Norway. This report summarizes briefly what was presented at the workshop. All lectures and presentations are available on FHF website (

The report also provides suggestions for FHF action plan for 2014. The workshop can at this point request to the FHF to initiate continued R & D efforts to solve the problems experienced by the industry in the new harvest processes, in order to obtain quick and good exsanguinations and cooling slaughtered salmon and trout.