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AquaMaof begins work on Pure Salmon's Boulogne RAS

23 April 2020, at 3:00pm

AquaMaof has begun to work on the design of Pure Salmon’s planned land-based salmon farm in France.

The Israeli firm is one of the world’s preeminent providers of recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology and has been brought on board by Pure Salmon’s owner, 8F Asset Management.

Pure Salmon aims to harvest the first fish from its Boulogne-sur-Mer facility in 2023
Pure Salmon aims to harvest the first fish from its Boulogne-sur-Mer facility in 2023

The 10,000-tonne Boulogne facility is currently in the design stage, with the first eggs forecast to be stocked in the system by 2021 and first harvest expected by 2023.

This new facility joins Pure Salmon’s other under-development projects, which will have a combined capacity of 60,000 tonnes when completed. AquaMaof is currently working on facilities in Canada, US, Japan, Russia, central Europe, South East Asia, and Chile.

“We are excited to kick off this project that will integrate all the latest advancements in RAS technology. These projects will provide important local production capabilities to markets that today import the vast majority of their fish and seafood,” says Shai Silbermann, VP of marketing and sales at AquaMaof.

“Today more than ever, the capabilities of maintaining a clean, bio-secured, disease-free environment in fish and seafood production, as well as enabling local production in a time of disrupted food production and international supply chain and transport, are much sought after. Governments, investors and big retailers are seeking food-production technologies that promote food safety and local production capabilities.”