In June 2010 Shellfish Hatchery Systems Ltd. installed the second 6-cylinder Aquahive for the lobster hatchery in Norway.
Due to the success of the first Aquahive installed earlier in the year, Production Manager Sven Arild Korsvoll commissioned the installation of the second Aquahive to meet the production targets for the 2010 season. The Aquahive was installed over 3 days and commissioned. We also introduced the innoculum bacteria into the bio-filters, and the Aquahive was in use 5 days later. Earlier in the year comparisons had been made between the traditional tray system which had previously been installed at the Norwegian lobster hatchery and the new Aquahive. The main reason for the choice of Aquahive was to increase survivability - however there was also a significant improvement in growth between the Aquahive and the tray. Within the shipment of the Aquahive we also supplied extra Aquahive trays and skeleton trays for release. As the production facility is located approximately 350km from the sea-ranching site, the larvae are transported within the Aquahive trays to be released by the fishermen
During the installation of the Aquahive we had a surprise visitor – despite being this far north we had a Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) pay the hatchery a visit, who took a particular liking to one of the Aquahive trays that probably felt warmer than the concrete floor!