As recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) grow in popularity, size, and complexity, their design and operating technology is becoming ever more advanced in order to ensure water quality and safeguard fish health and welfare. …
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Hofseth International and Hofseth BioCare founder Roger Hofseth has his sights set on developing Norway's largest fish farm.
The seafood business entrepreneur started Hofseth International as a salmon processor in 2005 and soon became a major supplier to the U.S., before stepping into salmon farming. Sixteen years later, following a series of mergers and acquisitions, the Hofseth Group has become a major global player in the salmon-farming and… Read More
Marine aquaculture has been developing rapidly in Turkey over the past decade, according to a new research paper.
A new 430-page report from the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), “Marine Aquaculture in Turkey: Advancements and Management,” offers a thorough examination of the aquaculture sector, looking at lessons learned, how Turkey is embracing a “blue economy” model, and the challenges the country faces in… Read More
Geir Nordahl Pederson, the oil millionaire who helped found Losna Seafood, has submitted an application to build a 30,000-metric-ton (MT) land-based salmon farm in Tøfta, Western Norway, under the Averøy Seafood banner.
The innovative facility will comprise 28 biosecure closed units, each with a 20,000-cubic-meter capacity, providing Averøy Seafood a total volume production area of 560,000 cubic meters.
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Trondheim, Norway-based Norcod, the Norwegian cod-farming venture, has announced a doubling of production volume.
Norcod CEO Christian Riber said the company had achieved “a new milestone”
“I’m really proud of what our team and excellent partners have achieved,” Riber told SeafoodSource.
The current target is for the farm to hit an annual capacity of 9,000 metric tons by 2021, increasing to a year-round supply of… Read More
Smørhamn, Norway-based Smart Salmon is set to join the land-based salmon farming revolution in Norway.
Smart Salmon’s ultimate aim is to produce 50,000 metric tons (MT) of salmon raised in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facilities in Norway and France by 2029.
The company is looking to raise private capital for the project before seeking an initial public offering (IPO) in the second quarter of 2021.
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Nordic Aqua Partners, which is pioneering the use of advanced recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology to produce Atlantic salmon in China, is about to break ground at its site in Ningbo, about two hours from Shanghai.
Head of Nordic Aqua (Ningbo) Co. Ltd. Ove Nodland said China is the world's largest producer and consumer of seafood, and is expected to account for around half of the anticipated global consumption of 178 million MT tons… Read More
Stolt Sea Farm, which specializes in the land-based farming of turbot (Psetta maxima) and sole (Solea senegalens), announced last week that it is appraising an initial public offering for its business.
The capital raised will enable the company to consolidate and further develop its position as a leader in land-based aquaculture, and to roll-out its proven RAS and flow-through technology for the production of flatfish, it said in a press… Read More
Engaging with consumers on the topic of responsible aquaculture is becoming an increasingly important role for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), which stepped up its promotional campaign efforts in the latter months of 2020, as it celebrated its 10th anniversary.
The ASC now was more than 1.6 million metric tons (MT) of aquaculture products under certification, with Norway, Chile, and Vietnam accounting for the largest volumes. In terms… Read More
Interest in land-based salmon farming is growing in the Nordic countries, with Gaia Salmon and Eco Seafood both planning new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facilities in Central Norway, Baring planning a second farm in South Norway, and Ljungdahls Fast applying for permission to build a salmon farm at Strömstad in Sweden - close to the Norwegian border …
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