How do we increase the world’s food supply without causing extra strain on a planet that is already under immense pressure?
Sustainable aquaculture is essential to solving this global challenge. And our solution is grounded in a responsible 360-approach covering every part of our operation.
Stock health: No antibiotics used
Minimal impact: From fish, feed, and waste
Sustainable feed: Natural and highly digestible
High efficiency: Up to 98% fish utilization
Low emissions: Electric vessels instead of diesel
Hilde R. Storhaug Chief Sustainability Officer for Norcod
Since its inception, Norcod has had an unwavering commitment to uniting productivity with animal welfare and minimal carbon emissions. Our mission is to ensure that a larger share of the world’s future food supply will be sustainably produced at sea.
Farmed cod meets 5 of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals:
2 NO HUNGERCod farming is an incredibly sustainable production method with a limited impact on the planet’s resources. Done right, Cod farming is scalable and potentially in supplying a growing population with healthy food.
3 GOOD HEALTHCod as a food source brings numerous health benefits. Cod is an excellent source of high-quality protein and amino acids.
12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTIONOur Cod is rated as “Green fish – Eat with a good conscience.” With an FCR rating of 1.1, farmed Cod ranks among the world’s most efficient food sources.
14 LIFE BELOW WATER Our Atlantic Cod is sustainably produced and doesn’t harm the wild stock, making it an attractive alternative to wild-caught seafood.
17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALSNorcod is the culmination of an innovative collaboration between several companies across industries and countries.
What’s the difference between a wild and a farmed Cod from Norcod?
Now in its sixth generation, our Cod is naturally bred to grow a smaller head and produce a larger yield than the wild Cod.
What is in your Cod feed?
Our Cod feed is based on high-quality ingredients with a high share of marine-based content. All the feed comes from sustainable produce.
What about sustainability?
Our farmed Cod is highly sustainable. Unlike land-based animal farming we have a Feed Conversion Ratio of 1.1 and leave a very low environmental footprint. Additionally, farmed Cod does not put pressure on the existing wild stock.
Is farmed Cod natural?
Yes. Our farmed Cod is raised in its natural habitat in the cold Norwegian fjords without any use of GMOs.
Is farmed Cod healthy?
Farmed Cod is a very healthy food choice that brings the same abundance of nutritional benefits as wild Cod.
How is farmed Cod best consumed?
Farmed Cod is a truly versatile food that is equally at home in fine restaurants and private kitchens. It tastes great grilled, baked, cooked, fried, cured, or salted. The choice is yours.
Transparency and reliability are essential values to the Norcod company. We aim for complete openness in our cultivation practices and are currently developing several new initiatives that will help bring full product traceability to our customers.
Norcod is the world`s first dedicated cod-farming operation to sercure Global GAP Aquaculture standard certification. Since its inception the organisation has served to build trust and integrity in arricultural practice generally, and is now the most widely accepted private-sector food saftey certification in the world.
«We are very pleased and proud to be the first within our industry to obain this certification. It demonstrates the clear operational focus we`ve had from the outset on sustainability, and that Norcod is a responsible player in the aquaculture industry», said Norcod CSO Hilde Storhaug.
Additionally, our young company is in the process of securing ASC certification for responsible aquaculture practices relating to environmental impacts, workers’ rights, and local engagements.
The welfare of our North Atlantic Cod is of uppermost importance. We raise our fish in clear Norwegian waters, in a similar environment as wild-living cod. The main difference is our ability to harvest and process the Cod much quicker.
Our Cod is treated to natural and highly digestible feed that ensures a well-balanced growth while fulfilling its nutritional requirements.