On 6th December 2016  Smøla hatchery  project won the yearly environmental prize for the More and Romsdal county. The prize is given to a person, company or association  in the county that have done formidable efforts towards environment. Smøla hatchery  treats the water in the plant in an energy and environmentally friendly way and also produces biogas from the fish sludge (Which is part of the BEAST project).

See the link: http://mrfylke.no/Tenesteomraade/Regional-og-naeringsutvikling/Nyheiter/Smoela-klekkeri-og-settefisk-AS-fekk-Miljoeprisen-2016