Ace Aquatec introduces its “Electric Fish” device to the global market
Dundee, Scotland-based aquaculture technology supplier Ace Aquatec will introduce its Electric Fish device to the global market this week during Seafood Processing Global, taking place in Brussels, Belgium from 7 to 9 May.
Designed to looks like a dead salmon, the Electric Fish acts as a non-acoustic deterrent for fishers who are banned from using acoustic alternatives by regulations. It was introduced to the North American market in March during Seafood Expo North America in 2019, “where it received a great deal of interest,” Ace Aquatec said in a press release.
While exhibiting at Seafood Processing Global, the technology developer will also showcase its Humane Stunner Universal (HSU), an in-water electric stunning mechanism that renders any species of fish unconscious without removing them from the water. The HSU technology, which won Ace Aquatec its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation, is capable of reducing fish stress, improving product quality, and doubling the volume of fish processed per hour, the company said.
“Because of its revolutionary in-water stunning, the HSU has been recognized for the positive impact it has on animal welfare across the global seafood industry,” Ace Aquatec explained.
According to Mike Forbes, the head of sales and marketing for Ace Aquatec, the company is looking forward to dealing with potential new customers at this year’s exposition, which stands as the largest edition in the event’s 27-year history.
“As well as being an opportunity to connect with potential customers, the Brussels Seafood Expo is always a great opportunity to keep our ears open for new insights that could lead to future products concepts. We introduced our humane electric stunner in Brussels last year and based on the conversations at that show we’ve since expanded the use to other areas like by-catch stunning and to increase egg yield production in hatcheries,” Forbes said.
Ace Aquatec is exhibiting in Hall 4 at Stand #4-6105 at Seafood Processing Global.