Proximar Seafood announced that the first batch of juveniles Atlantic salmon has been successfully transferred to the start feeding department and started to take feed. The company's hatchery in Oyama, Japan welcomed the first egg batch in October 2022.
“The successful transfer of our first juveniles to start feeding is an important milestone for us and according to our production plan,” said Charlotte Okstad, hatchery & nursery manager of Proximar Seafood. The batch will stay in the first feeding stage for approximately two months before the next transfer to the nursery.
The equipment installation is ongoing in the nursery area and will be commissioned in early March, while the grow-out building is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2023. The hatchery and nursery building is now completed, with the last part of the equipment installed by AquaMaof.
“The quality of work is the best I have seen in my 11 years of experience with RAS. I am convinced that the low-complexity design of AquaMaof is a huge advantage in terms of operational risk. The combination of strong technology and our highly competent team provides confidence in reaching our production goals,” said Dharma Rajeswaran, COO of Proximar.
Proximar remains confident that the AquaMaof solution will deliver according to expectations. AquaMaof's facility in Poland has now marked approximately five years of successful production of Atlantic salmon. So far, 36 cohorts of salmon have successfully reached an average size of 4-5 kg with a survival rate of approximately 93% in post-smolt phase. The production has shown consistent results, with growth from egg to harvest size (4-5 kg) in approximately 22 months at stocking densities of around 85 kg/m3.
“We follow this facility and performance closely and are impressed by the AquaMaof solution's ability to maintain consistent and adequate water quality. Even at very high densities the solution from AquaMaof has demonstrated its capability. Water quality is the basis for good growth performance, and this combined with the low complexity and simple design makes us very confident in delivering on our plans,” concluded Rajeswaran.