Aquaculture for all

Ode and C Food Norway to upcycle farmed cod by-products

Cod Processing +3 more

Ode, the world's largest cod farming company, has announced plans to work with C Food Norway to develop cod waste – such as heads, bones, swim bladders, skin and livers – into products fit for human consumption.

One of Ode's six cod farming sites

The company also operates its own hatchery © Ode

Tor Olav Seim head of strategy and business development and founder of Ode, stated in a press release: "Our ambition at Ode has always been to revolutionise the whitefish industry, not just by producing top-quality cod, but also by being a pioneer in sustainable utilisation of marine resources. The world needs more protein from the sea – cod is high in protein and now we can also utilise our entire product. Through our partnership with C Food Norway, we are taking a big step forward to realise this vision. We look forward to work with a company that shares our values of innovation and sustainability.”

Claus Opshaug, CEO and founder of C Food Norway, added: “C Food Norway has built its business model on sustainable seafood products from both wild fish and aquaculture. The goal of the collaboration is to be able to use the by-products from Ode in existing and new ready-made products that C Food Norway develops. We believe there is unexploited potential in being able to use larger parts of the fish for food, and we look forward to working closely with Ode to succeed in this.”

C Food Norway, a company known for its innovative approach to seafood production and reduction of food waste, will through this agreement expand its operations to also include by-products from the aquaculture industry. This collaboration is an example of how industry players can work together to promote more sustainable food production.

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