EasyHatch®

A unique and patented hatching substrate.

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  • 21 % Lower mortality
  • 33 % Greater fry capacity
  • 60 % Less cleaning

EasyHatch® is a hatching substrate with a perforated grid and support functions in an integrated unit, without mats that are placed ontop of a grid. This prevents collection of dead matter, simplifies the cleaning and reduces the risk of fungi. In addition, air bubbles and related problems with pin ching/squeezing of yolk fry are prevented.

Great fry capacity and good support The bottom in EasyHatch® is reinforced and perforated with round holes for even and good water flow. The pegs on the upper side are of various heights and placed between the perforations with a position adapted to ensure good support for the fry. This limits the swimming activity and may so prevent yolk abstriction.

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Simple assembly and easier cleaning
EasyHatch® is equipped with reinforcement ribs and locking mechanisms along the sides for connecting several sets and may thus easily be fitted directly in different types of hatching systems without support plate. With EasyHatch®, it is easier to empty the substrates of fry before the start feeding. Cleaning and disinfection for new introduction of roe is also considerably easier and less time consuming.

Advantages with EasyHatch®
EasyHatch® was compared with one of the traditionalhatching substrates at two of Marine Harvest’s facilities. In connection with the actual operational work, EasyHatch® hatching substrate came out best with clear advantages in the following areas:

  • Simple assembly
  • Reduced risk of fry getting in between the mat and the bottom of the vessel
  • Cleaning/picking of dead fry during operations
  • Cleaning after the season is over
  • Total hygiene during operations

The operations managers in the two facilities have reported that the work hours related to cleaning were reduced by 4-5 times by use of EasyHatch® as opposed to the traditional hatching substrate.