Detailed Selling Lead Description
Subject: aquaculture - Offer - Preserved plankton is a high quality (wet) feed
Planktonic AS is a Norwegian company dedicated to the development and
production of live feed and preserved feed for the aquaculture and aquarium
industry. Our value proposition is based on using natural zooplankton as feed
for marine species, where the individual zooplankton itself is an intact feed
particle, with all its natural qualities preserved, whether it be live or inert feed.
Planktonic AS has developed novel and game changing techniques for
commercially utilizing this vast natural marine resource, in a sustainable way.
Based on extensive scientific research into zooplankton, combined with a
thorough understanding of the needs of commercial aquaculture, the company
aims to be a recognized leader within the market for live feed for marine
species. Planktonic AS has developed a unique cryopreservation technology,
enabling the preservation and revival of live crustacean nauplii. This could
potentially replace most of the use of rotifers and artemia as live feed for the
aquaculture industry going forward..
Planktonic AS has developed a unique and proprietary way of cryopreserving
a crustacean nauplii and are able to deliver live feed to hatcheries of marine
species in an industrial scale, all year round. The nauplii is harvested from
natural resources off the Norwegian coast. The feed is delivered in user friendly
quantities, in convenient containers, and all the farmer needs to do is thaw and
revitalize the nauplii for a short period of time, and the nauplii will resume their
normal swimming activity and are ready to be fed as live feed.
This could potentially be a game changer in the rearing of several marine
species that experience difficulties today as a result of inferior start feed, costly
and complicated production and/or variations in availability. Our live feed has
been successfully demonstrated, and is now in commercial use at several
marine hatcheries in Norway. Both as a replacement for traditional live feed as
artemia, as well as replacing dry feed.
The hatcheries report:
-Visibly better growth and pigmentation of fish larvae given Planktonic feed,
compared to other feeds.
-Far less mortalities than control groups given traditional feed.
-Extremely easy to use, no need to keep cultures of algae, rotifers and artemia
in the hatchery. More efficient use of space in the hatchery, and the feed is
ready when the fish are!
-When replacing dry feed, an added benefit is a highly improved environment in
the fish tank. Time spent cleaning the tanks for bacteria growth reduced to
-Histology shows far better fish health for larvae given Planktonic feed than
traditional/dry feed. Better intestines, better digestion, less inflammatory
reactions, and low levels of fat in the liver of lumpfish which is sign of a healthy