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02/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/15/2021 02:29

Kingfish accelerate eco-friendly fish growth

  • Improves energy efficiency, optimizes feed conversion and reduces costs
  • Allows Kingfish to exceed system design output by as much as 30%
  • Promotes consistent growth of land-grown Yellowtail fish and helps to reduce stress in fish

Eindhoven, the Netherlands -Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, supplied Kingfish Company with Philips Aquaculture photoperiodic LED lighting products to optimize fish growth and feed conversion at the world's first sustainable land-grown aquaculture facility for Yellowtail fish. The lights provide effective and energy-efficient lighting for the large tanks and allows Kingfish to achieve as much as 30% higher production than designed for. The facility is equipped with proprietary recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and uses seawater and 100% renewable energy to deliver a healthy, antibiotic-free delicacy: the Dutch Yellowtail or Kingfish.

Fish need light to grow at their best. Lighting is not only needed to see the other fish and food provided, but it is also the only way for fish to determine time and season. Larger and deeper tanks, with fish that grow in changing water conditions, create challenges for light distribution. Via specific developed optics, light is distributed homogenously throughout the tank, avoiding dark spots. The electronics within the lights mimic sunrise and sunset. The grow lights have an optimal light recipe to bring enough light within the tank, increasing visibility on the food and each other. This reduces stress, improves food conversion ratio and allows fish to grow at their best.