First smolt delivered to Fredrikstad Seafoods, Norway’s first land-based salmon farm

May 30, 2019

Fredrikstad Seafoods, a subsidiary of Nordic Aquafarms, has received the first 100,000 smolt at its land-based aquafarm in Fredrikstad.


First smolt delivered to Fredrikstad Seafoods


-This is an important event in the history of Nordic Aquafarms and Fredrikstad Seafoods. After several years of planning and construction we are very pleased to have started production of salmon at one of the world’s largest land-based aquafarms. We expect to start selling the high-quality product in May next year, says CEO in Nordic Aquafarms, Bernt Olav Røttingsnes.


Fredrikstad Seafoods will operate two production modules and both modules will receive smolt within August 2019. In full production, the two modules will produce 1,500 tons of Salmon (HOG) annually.


-With the established productions in Norway and Denmark, and two planned projects in the USA Nordic Aquafarms is well positioned to be a leading player in land-based aquaculture, says Røttingsnes.