First batch of wrasse eggs introduced to Mowi’s cleanerfish recirculation unit

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Milestone seen as next step in supplying cleanerfish to other Mowi sites as well as external customers.

In its latest newsletter the Scoop, Mowi Scotland writes that in February the company introduced its first batch of wrasse eggs to its wrasse recirculation unit in Anglesey, Wales.

“Having a guaranteed supply of cleanerfish is essential to our strategy to control sea lice,” Mowi wrote.

Mowi Technical Director Dougie Hunter explained that: “After many years of research and small production batches, we have now reached the point where we are stocking our new dedicated Recirculation hatchery in Angelsey, North Wales.

This is important, not only for a guaranteed supply here in Scotland but also to eventually supply other Mowi sites and external customers. This is very much the start of the journey and the challenge now is to take everything we have learned over the last ten years and apply it to large scale wrasse production,” he added

Mowi Scotland bought the Ocean Matters aquaculture facility – which produces lumpfish and Ballan wrasse- in 2019. .