Organic trout from Musholm origins from the Karrebaek Seafarm. The production of organic trout from Musholm is carefully following the Danish and EU regulations and guidelines as regards organic production. E.g. is the seafarm located more than 1000 meters from other conventional seafarms and productions sites.
The organic production differs from conventioanl farming on the following points:
The nets used in organic trout production can not be coated in any way to prevent algae, clams, etc.
The feed for organic trout has to be made from fishmeal from a specially certified fishery and organic soy. The colour of the feed must originate from natural sources such as shellfish. The characteristic red colour of the meat comes from the pigment called Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a natural resource found in many organisms such as crustaceans which form part of the natural food for trouts. At the same time, it is an important antioxidant with great importance to the health of the fish. When producing feed for conventional trout, the Astaxanthin is synthetic made. Organic fish feed contains Panaferd-AX, which is Astaxanthin pigment made from the culture of bacteria called Paracoccus carotinifaciens.
The boat used at the organic fish farm can only be maintained and painted with lead-free paint.
As from 2015 all organic trout has to be born and hatched by organic mother fish.
Organic smolt can not be gender-sorted in any way.
The maximum allowed density in the net is 1,0%.
Organic trout has to be harvested, gutted and produced in factories approved for organic production and with full traceability.