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Rolls-Royce Builds a Salmon Tanker

The Rolls-Royce-designed fish carrier vessel with wave-piercing bow
The Rolls-Royce-designed fish carrier vessel with wave-piercing bowCourtesy Rolls-Royce

A boat built for fish would seem to be a technology whose time will never come. But Rolls-Royce is designing one. For salmon, to be specific.

The vessel, a “live fish carrier,” is a boxy 250-foot boat with a high-wave-piercing bow, to be built for Bakkafrost, a Danish salmon producer. The ship will carry salmon—and enough water for them to swim in—from the open-ocean fish farms where they grow up to the factories where they will be turned into fillets and steaks.