The first successful shipments of live juvenile fish have been flown on the long route marking a new era for transportation.
FloatPac, owners of FishPac live seafood transportation systems sent 38,500 fish in 42 bin movements over a five month period on an Emirates passenger aircraft under IATA special provision A302.
The journey included a five-hour road journey in the made-in-Australia, live-salmon transport tubs to Glasgow airport, a 7.5 hour flight to Dubai and customs clearance – culminating in an average transit period of between 20-26 hours.
“The salmon growth rate and survival in the farm has been within expected ranges and the transport exercise has been marked up as a huge success! Given our recently announced agency deal for Europe and the UK with Norwegian company Lipfish AS, this latest project is the next step in an exciting and fast-moving global growth strategy.” the company said on it’s website.