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West Coast Salmon selects PR Aqua for US RAS project

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Norway-based West Coast Salmon AS, along with its US operating subsidiaries (WCS), selected PR Aqua of Vancouver, Canada, as its RAS partner. The decision has been made after a thorough review and optimization of the company’s design and execution strategy.

PR Aqua’s expertise and track record ensure a solid platform for the company to execute its plan to build and operate an industrial scale land-based Atlantic salmon operation outside of Reno, Nevada. The first phase is designed to deliver close to 14,000 tonnes of production capacity (HOG, per annum “steady state”) in the first half of 2025, serving fresh and sustainably raised Atlantic salmon to health and environmentally conscious US West Coast consumers.

Morten Nielsen, COO of West Coast Salmon, said that “after joining WCS as COO in early 2021, the management team has made a thorough review and optimization of the company’s design and execution strategy. We are very impressed by PR Aqua’s strong team, expertise, and track record, as well as the initial work they have performed. The WCS team is excited to have secured an agreement with PR Aqua and we look forward to executing our plan in partnership with KC Hosler and his team to achieve our goal of becoming the leading US West Coast provider of high quality sustainably raised Atlantic salmon.”

“We are extremely proud to take part in this large-scale project and support the West Coast Salmon team and owners on their mission to supply the US West Coast market with fresh, healthy and sustainably produced salmon,” said KC Hosler, general manager & CTO of PR Aqua.

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