In Marine Harvest, the harvesting of fish — stunning, bleeding and gutting — can happen in one of several ways, depending on the production region. Each region has the same priorities of quality, cost, fish welfare and working conditions for employees.
Fish ready for harvest can be transported to the harvest station in a well boat , which has a large, aerated tank of water in which the fish are free to move around. Alternatively, a mobile harvesting station can travel to the farm.
The fish can be gutted at the time of harvesting or at a central point prior to preparing the fish for sale.