Fiskano is a trading company from Urk that has grown into a leading trader in the fishing industry in thirty years. Hedgehog Company investigated how much CO2 Fiskano has saved by changing the structure within the cod fillet production.
In the new route, fishing is done by a ‘freeze trawler’. This trawler is at sea for a longer period of time. The fish is processed and frozen on board. After 5 to 6 weeks, the fish is brought ashore near Norway and then transported to Sweden.
By comparing the original routes with the new route, we can conclude that a CO2 emission reduction of 94% per kg of cod fillet has been achieved. Choosing the new route through Fiskano has therefore had a positive impact on reducing CO2 emissions. It also confirms that scaling up is efficient not only from an economic perspective, but also from a carbon emissions perspective.