Rolls Royce Builds Commercial Salmon Fishing Boat

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Luxury car maker Rolls Royce is designing a large commercial salmon tanker for Bakkafrost, a salmon producing company based in Denmark.

Luxury car maker Rolls Royce is designing a large commercial salmon tanker for Bakkafrost, a salmon producing company based in Denmark.

Designed to carry live fish from farms at sea to processing facilities, the boat will be 250 feet long with a high bow for going through waves.

Bakkafrost has paid Rolls Royce 9 point 4 million dollars to design and equip the boat, which will be built in Turkey at the Tersan shipyard and has a completion date set for May 2015.

It will be one of the largest ships ever built to carry live fish, with three separate tanks that together will hold up to 3 thousand cubic meters of water.

Moving live fish means that the product is more fresh than when the fish are killed and their meat is frozen before being processed.

Also, according to Monrad Hide, a vice president of customer management for the automaker: “You don’t want to stress the fish, you want to have a very calm fish before you process it.”

If the fish are stressed out before they are killed, it affects the quality of the meat, so the tanks are large enough that fish have room to swim around in circulated, filtered and oxygenated water before being slaughtered.

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