Japanese trading and investing business Marubeni Corporation and Nippon Suisan (Europe) B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha, have reached an agreement to jointly acquire 66.7% of the shares of Danish Salmon A/S and participate in the salmon farming business via the implementation of a RAS system.
“The expansion of land-based salmon farming can be achieved through the use of RAS systems which is not limited by geographical conditions. RAS is a farming method with the potential to minimize environmental impact by reducing both the risk of water pollution and the risk of escaped farmed fish. It is for these reasons that RAS is currently drawing attention as a future solution to a potential protein shortage caused by an increased global population. Danish Salmon is the top-ranked company in the salmon RAS business, and one of the few companies with an already established RAS salmon farming method,” the companies said.
Marubeni, along with Nissui have jointly acquired the company shares in order to grow their business in Europe, and for the purpose of expanding their RAS operation to countries outside of Europe as well. Through this acquisition, Marubeni aims to satisfy the increasing global demand for seafood by providing a stable supply of sustainable seafood to consumers all over the world and contribute to solving the social challenge of increased protein demand.