An evaluation of wellboats capabilities
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Fish farming industry is important for Norway. Wellboats, or live fish carries, are an important part of this industry with transporting live fish from shore to cages, if needed treat them, before they get transported to harvest. An exploratory study has been done on the wellboats, and research questions the study is done on is: What capabilities are in the wellboat fleet today? In addition to this there is also three sub questions that is explored during this research. These are:SQ1: What kind of means of transport is a wellboat providing? What kinds of functions does wellboats have?SQ2: How can the different capabilities be categorised?SQ3: Why are there different types of boats in the fleet? The findings are shown using a model that is based on the literature review, and the capabilities that are found are categorised into five categories: size, fish treatment options, sailing and manoeuvring capabilities, fish handling equipment and contracts. The purpose of the study is to investigate different capabilities that are in the wellboat fleet, and to explain why they matter and are important for the fleet and the industry. The thesis aims to be an addition to the academics about wellboats. There has been little focus on this market in research earlier, therefore a lack of information about this fleet of boats. Keywords: Wellboat, Live fish carrier, capability, exploratory study, fish treatment, fish handling.