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Stolt to step up sole production in Spain

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Stolt Sea Farm has commenced work to expand the sole hatchery at its site in Cervo - a project that will help it fulfil plans to produce 23,000 tonnes of flatfish by 2035.

Stolt Sea Farm's Cervo site in Galicia, northwest Spain

The farm already contains the largest flatfish hatchery in the world (the building at the top of the picture) and produces turbot in a flow-through system (the building on the right of the picture) and sole in a RAS facility (the building on the bottom left). © Stolt Sea Farm

The Cervo farm, which is in Galicia, is already the world’s largest flatfish hatchery and Stolt Sea Farm’s latest work follows the recently completed expansion of its sole broodstock facilities.

​In the last three years, SSF has doubled its annual production capacity for sole to 1,700 tonnes and the upgraded hatchery will support its plans to double capacity again in the next three years, ensuring SSF is on track to reach its overall annual production target of 23,000 tonnes of turbot and sole by 2035.

The construction project and operation of the new facility will also create additional employment opportunities for the local community.

President of Stolt Sea Farm, Jordi Trias, said in a press release: “This is a date that will forever remain in our memory; it is a truly special moment for us all at Stolt Sea Farm. Expanding broodstock and hatchery capacity for sole is an essential milestone in our quest to continue as a leading producer of this species. It also demonstrates the confidence we have in the strength of our business and our commitment to satisfy our customers’ demand for high-quality, sustainable sole.

“I am extremely proud of the team that has worked hard to achieve this milestone. I’m convinced that the execution period ahead of us will be delivered with both passion and excellence, as is everything our people do at Stolt Sea Farm to ensure future generations continue to enjoy wonderful seafood.”

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