Salmon Evolution reports strong performance at its land-based flow-through farm

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
5 January 2023, at 2:00pm

Salmon Evolution reports “very strong results” for the final quarter of 2022 – during which it harvested the final salmon from the company's first cohort.

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Salmon Evolution reports low mortality rates in its land-based farm in Indre Harøy

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The Norwegian startup has now harvested 340 tonnes (HOG) of salmon, with an average weight of ~3.75 kg HOG (~4.5 kg live weight), with an effective production cycle of around 7-8 months.

The fish, which are produced on land, using a unique hybrid flow-through system, achieved 96 percent superior grade, with less than 2 percent below 3 kg HOG and ~80 percent above 4 kg HOG. The average price was NOK 75 (£6.20) per kg.

The company says that it is now continuing to ramp up production at its facility in Indre Harøy, with more than 175 tonnes of salmon in the system despite the first cohort being fully harvested out.

As of 31 December the second cohort – which is due to be harvested in Q2 - had reached 1.85 kg on average and now consists of two groups after being successfully graded on size in November with minimal registered mortality.

In early December Salmon Evolution also completed its fourth smolt release consisting of 265,000 smolt, with an average weight of around 260 grams. Going forward the company expects to have “full size” batches stocked every second month, with the next batch planned for February.