ShapeShapeauthorShapecrossShapeShapeShapeGrouphamburgerhomeGroupmagnifyShapeShapeShaperssShape

Sponsor message

New 100% online training course from FishVet Group and Benchmark Knowledge Services on The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon

Development licence likely for Aker, Norway Royal Salmon

09 July 2017, at 10:20am

A new design of offshore salmon farm looks likely to be given the go-ahead from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries.

The semi-submersible concept, which is a collaborative design by Aker and Norway Royal Salmon is called the Arctic Offshore Farming system - if approved it would mark the start of a joint venture between the two Norwegian firms.

Although the companies have welcomed the Directorate's preliminary decision to award the project four development licences, which will allow them to grow up to 2,995 tonnes of salmon in the system at any one time, they are disappointed not to be awarded the full 11,700 tonnes (15 development licences) which they had applied for.

As a result Norway Royal Salmon has indicated that it is considering appealing the decision.

If approved the system would, in theory, be able to produce up to 3000 tonnes of salmon per cage in more exposed conditions than those that can be withstood by standard net pens.The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries awards development licence permits to operators that develop technology and solutions that can solve environmental challenges and develop new areas for the aquaculture industry.

Senior Editor at The Fish Site
Learn more
 

The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon.

It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time promote good productivity and comply with legislation.

Find out more