Technical Stuff

Transporting Fish

The fish must be well starved prior to transit thus minimising stress. Loading can either be by pump or netted into the tanks

Ideally the fish are transported in water sourced up stream from the farm. The water must be clean, free from suspended solids and a temperature within the safe range for that species. Alternatively water from a bore hole or spring water can be used.

All stocking densities vary according to conditions, variety, size and depend also on the life stage of the fish. Because of their delicate state for example, smolts cannot be as densely stocked as parr. Our highly experienced drivers double check stocking densities based on water displacement.

The fish are checked before, during loading, and on leaving the site. Air is distributed via compressors. The in cab oxygen monitoring display shows clearly the oxygen levels in each tank on the vehicle during the journey. This is controlled automatically to the preset level by solenoid valves. A detailed print out showing  the oxygen levels during the journey is available at the receiving site.

Please see our Disinfection Policy

Varieties we have moved to date

  • Black Tip Sharks
  • Bream
  • Brooke
  • Brown, Blue
    & Brook Trout
  • Char
  • Chubb
  • Cod
  • Crab - Various
  • Common Carp
  • Common Eel
  • Golden Trout
  • Grass Carp
  • Haddock
  • Lobster
  • Cray fish
  • Prawn, Shrimps
  • Nurse Sharks
  • Pipe Fish
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Salmon
    (at all life stages)
  • Sea Bass
  • Sting Rays
  • Turbot
  • Wrasse