Processing with Kvarøy Arctic – salmon hot dog developer and all-around aquaculture enthusiast
Up until this year, the Norway-based Kvarøy Arctic exclusively used open-ocean net-pen farming to raise its fish. Now, the company is tapping into both sides of the coastline courtesy of its Arctic Seafarm project. Coastally located about 30 minutes south of Kvarøy Arctic’s headquarters, the land-based Arctic Seafarm facility's construction commenced this fall, with the site capable of producing up to 15,000 metric tons of fish annually, according to the company. The recently-formed Kvarøy Smolt will supply the stock that will eventually be harvested at the facility by Kvarøy Arctic and then sold in the U.S. by 2023.
SafoodSource interviewed Kvarøy Strategic Development Officer Jennifer Bushman to discuss how Kvarøy Arctic’s expansive approach to all things seafood applies to its processing methods and aspirations, and what 2021 has in store for its rapidly-growing aquaculture enterprise ...
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