Andfjord Salmon boasts nearly 99 percent survival rate of first salmon in flowthrough farm
Andfjord Salmon, a land-based salmon farming start-up operating in northern Norway, is on track to harvest its first fish by mid-2023, with high survival rates giving the company hope it will maximize revenue from the harvest.
In its Q3 2022 results, Andfjord Salmon CEO Martin Rasmussen the design of the company’s land-based system, which produces a laminar flow in the square-shaped pool, had helped maintain survival rates of its farmed salmon at 98.7 percent. The flowthrough design combines the benefits of traditional and land-based aquaculture, while removing the risk of sea lice infestation, harmful algal blooms, and interaction with other fish, he said. Andfjord Salmon’s initial proof-of-concept pool at Kvalnes on Andoya is sunk below sea level, which minimizes the amount of energy required to pump in sea water, which is taken from 160 meters of depth in winter and 40 meters of depth in summer, ensuring a stable temperature in the farm at a minimum of energy use – the farm’s energy consumption is currently averaging ...
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