AquaMaof begins design of Pure Salmon facilities in France


Israeli recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) company AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies has started work on the design of a new facility in France for PureSalmon, the company reported this week.

Underlying news reported in January how Singapore-based 8F Investment Partners had chosen France for its new onshore Atlantic salmon production facility, saying it was “extremely well positioned” and that being a local product would contribute to its ability to conquer market share.

The facility of 10,000 metric tonnes per year, which would be the largest land farm in the European Union, will have eggs in the system by 2021 and its first harvest by 2023, said AquaMaof in its latest press release. hurry. This new facility joins other projects in which AquaMaof is involved, including those in the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, Central Europe and Southeast Asia, with a combined annual capacity of 60,000 t.

Photo courtesy of AquaMaof.

For PureSalmon, the project represents an investment of 175 million euros ($ 197 million) and is part of a global plan of $ 1.6 billion to produce 260,000 tonnes of salmon on RAS farms around the world, as also indicated previously Undercurrent.

“We are delighted to launch this project which will incorporate all the latest advances in RAS technology. These projects will provide significant local production capacity to the markets that import the vast majority of their fish and seafood today, “said Shai Silbermann, vice president of marketing and sales for AquaMaof. “Today more than ever, the ability to maintain a clean, biosecure and disease-free environment in the production of fish and seafood, as well as enable local production in times of disruption in food production and international supply chain and transportation, are highly sought after. after. Governments, investors and large retailers are looking for food production technologies that promote food safety and local production capacity. “


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