When the trap at the Viforsen power plant is raised, it splashes with fish in the water. About 30 large sea trout, many in the fivekilos class and larger, swim around in wild panic and this is what it has looked like since breeding fishing started last week.
- To date, we have received 123 fish and it seems to be pretty good with fish today too, states Kenneth Ottosson, who is a fisheries consultant at the Housekeeping Society and is responsible for the business."Looks promising"
Never before have you received so much fish in such a short time.
- We have just started breeding fishing so it is difficult to say how it will be in the future but it looks really promising, says Kenneth Ottosson.
The fish are measured and sent via a pipe directly to a basin where they are kept waiting for them to be squeezed on rum and milk. The handling has been designed to be as gentle as possible for the fish.Surprising development
The breeding trap at Viforsen power plant is to ensure that you get enough fish to be able to breed the trout cubs that water needs. At present, only sea trout are cultivated and, unlike the endangered Ljungan salmon, which they have recently tried to reproduce only by natural means, the trout seem to do surprisingly well.
Why is it so much trout?
- That's a good question, it's better than expected. We have had some heavy years with illnesses, but this is how it really should be, says Kenneth Ottosson, who is very happy with the development.
- Yes, absolutely, very funny, he says.