Lice-zapping robot maker announces Canada ambitions

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Editorial Staff

“Stingray now has the muscle to follow up on both the East Coast and West Coast,” says CEO.

Oslo-based lice-killing laser supplier Stingray Marine Solutions is set to expand its operations into Canada.

The company is preparing to expand its business to both the east and west coasts of the country, General Manager, John A. Breivik announced on LinkedIn on Friday.

“Canada, like Norway, is well-positioned for the further development of sea farming, with a high priority on sustainability and fish welfare,” wrote Breivik.

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With Stingray actively involved in discussions with Canadian producers since 2013 and employing a representative in Canada since 2022, the time is now right for the company to make its move, according to Breivik.

“Now it seems that Stingray, our organization and colleagues, the aquaculture industry itself and perhaps also the authorities are ready for new important steps forward in the years to come,” wrote Breivik. “There is a reason…there is a purpose…then it’s time!.”

Founded in 2012, Stingray has pioneered technology that monitors and protects approximately 60 million individual salmon and trout globally. The company’s systems are currently in use by over 30 producers across more than 70 locations, involving up to 900 pens.

A key feature of Stingray’s technology is its image-based detection system, which employs a laser beam to eliminate sea lice as fish swim past. This method significantly reduces the need for chemical treatments, offering an eco-friendly solution to a challenge that causes annual losses of about $1 billion to the global salmon industry.

“Stingray is now clearly leading the way in Norway… And we have ambitions to do so in other salmon farming countries as well,” said Breivik.

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