AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd. announced the kickoff of a new RAS facility in France for the production of Atlantic Salmon, commissioned by 8F Asset Management Pte. Ltd.
The French 10,000-ton facility is currently in the design stage, with first eggs to be put in the system by 2021 and the first harvest expected by 2023. This new facility joins other under-development projects with a combined capacity of 60,000 tons of Atlantic Salmon annual production. AquaMaof is now working on facilities in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Russia, central Europe, South East Asia and Chile.
“We are excited to kick off this project that will integrate all the latest advancements in RAS technology. These projects will provide important local production capabilities to markets that today import the vast majority of their fish and seafood,” said Shai Silbermann, VP of marketing & sales at AquaMaof. “Today more than ever, the capabilities of maintaining a clean, bio-secured, disease-free environment in fish and seafood production, as well as enabling local production in a time of disrupted food production and international supply chain and transport, are much sought after. Governments, investors and big retailers are seeking food-production technologies that promote food safety and local production capabilities.”