Nordic Halibut gets approval for land-based hatchery, farm in Torjulvågen, Norway

Nordic Halibut's design for its land-based halibut farm.

Nordic Halibut's plan for constructing a land-based halibut farm in Torjulvågen, Norway, was approved by the Tingvoll municipal council on 2 February.

"The zoning plan approval and project progression strengthens the timeline for facility completion," the company said. "The company’s dedicated broodstock program and the advancements made in broodstock generations is the prerequisite for [Nordic Halibut's] growth plan through increased robustness, growth rates, and reduced lead-time. The new facility at Torjulvågen will enable further biological improvement and increase the company’s competitive advantage."

The company is backed by two of Norway’s largest shipping magnates and is seeking growth to help it enter “a new era in halibut farming.” 

It had an estimated production of 600 MT of HOG halibut in 2022.

"The fjords surrounding Torjulvågen are deep, enabling [us] to access water of high quality and stable temperature perfectly suited for land-based halibut production without the need for advanced technological water treatment or heating," the company said. "This makes the facility energy efficient in addition to minimizing technological risk throughout the production cycle."

Nordic Halibut's planned land-based, flowthrough system farm will include ... 

Photo courtesy of Nordic Halibut

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