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New market player in land based salmon farming as Pure Salmon launches major global rollout of RAS facilities

A new land-based Atlantic salmon farming company is launching with a mission to revolutionise the industry. With global operations and a target to produce 260,000 tons per annum, Pure Salmon (www.pure-salmon.com) is set to become the world leader in high-quality, clean, sustainable and fresh salmon. It will also help to relieve the world’s oceans from the enormous pressures they are under and reduce the impact on marine ecosystems, caused by the chemicals and antibiotics that are commonly used by traditional open-net pen aquaculture.

Pure Salmon’s first Atlantic salmon RAS facility is already fully operational in Poland and producing adult-size fish of 5-6kg. It is 50% owned by 8F’s private equity fund and 50% by AquaMaof. In addition to acting as a proof-of-concept, the facility is also a research and development and training location for Pure Salmon staff globally. The Poland facility will produce 580 metric tons of Atlantic salmon per annum.  A second facility has been recently announced in Japan. A $162 million (€141.9 million) investment is being made to create “Soul of Japan,” a state-of-the-art RAS salmon farm that will be the largest ever built in Asia, and one of the largest globally. The 137,000 square metre farm will produce up to 10,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon per annum and will be fully operational from 2021.

With further planned roll outs of large scale facilities of 10,000 tons or 20,000 tons production per annum in the US, Europe, China and around the world, Pure Salmon’s launch is the most ambitious of its kind for land-based salmon farming, generating hundreds of local jobs and helping solve the global fish shortage.

All Pure Salmon land-based sites will be fully integrated with on-site hatcheries, grow-out systems and processing facilities, delivering a clean, healthy and fresher salmon for local consumption, reducing wastage and limiting its carbon footprint.

Stephane Farouze, Chairman and Founder of 8F, commented on the launch: “We’re delighted to be launching what is the most exciting global development in land-based Atlantic salmon farming. We believe that RAS technology will be the leading driving force for growing salmon in a resource strained world, where producing sustainable food without further damaging our oceans is paramount.”