The present data refer to "portion trouts", which are slaughtered and packed in two-unit packs (net weight 340 g) in one major trout freezing and packing factory located in Jutland, Denmark in 2000. The main processes are following: 1) living trouts from the trout farms are stored in storage dams, 2) the trouts are pumped into the factory, 3) the trouts are slaughtered and guts are sucked out automatically 4) the trouts are cleaned manually and the fish are sorted by weight, 5) the trouts are wrapped in plastic foil and packed in cardboard packaging, 6) the fish are frozen in the pack (plate-freezer), 7) the fish packs are packed in cardboard containers and stored frozen until transfer to the market. Wastewater generated during the processes is sent to municipal wastewater treatment. Guts are sold to fishmeal factories (95%) and to biogas production (5%). The process is modern with a high degree of automation.
Data on electricity and fuel oil consumption are derived from
the factory’s 2000 record. Average data for 2000 have been calculated.
All production processes as well as administrative processes are included. Helping agents and packaging materials have been ignored.
The data supplier produced 338
trouts in 2000 and
is the largest
in Denmark. The
represents more than 50% of the total production of portion trout in
has been performed