AquaMaof started the construction of a RAS facility in Japan for the production of Atlantic salmon, in a project commissioned by Proximar Seafood. Located close to the iconic Mount Fuji, the facility is less than two hours of trucking distance from the two largest cities in Japan, Tokyo and Yokohama. The first harvest is expected in 2024.
The new Proximar facility will integrate the very latest advancements in AquaMaof’s RAS technology and will include a hatchery, nursery and full grow-out areas, as well as management, operational and processing zones. Construction follows the successful completion of the design stage, in which AquaMaof has worked closely with the Proximar team since 2016.
“We would like to congratulate the Proximar team on a successful IPO,” said David Hazut, CEO of AquaMaof. “We are pleased and honored to kick-off the construction stage and to continue to support the Proximar team on their visionary mission.”
AquaMaof’s RAS technology provides an end-to-end solution for responsibly-farmed and harvested aquaculture, for various species. Proximar project is the latest of several projects currently under development by AquaMaof in Canada, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Chile, US and more, with a combined capacity of more than 65,000 ton.