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Founder and CEO Erik Heim leaves Nordic Aquafarms

July 3, 2022  By RAStech staff

Erik Heim announced on social media that he and his wife is leaving Nordic Aquafarms Inc.

On July 2, Heim parted ways with the U.S.-based salmon RAS project he originally founded with his wife, Marianne Naess, eight years ago. Naess served as executive vice president commercial and spokesperson at Nordic Aquafarms.

“I am confident that we are only in early beginnings as far as the potential for aquaculture in the U.S.,” Heim wrote on LinkedIn. “But there are also challenges to address and much more work left to make that a reality. Therefore, my commitment to furthering food security and industry enablement in the U.S. will continue.”


For now, Heim said “summer vacation is now on the menu” for them both.

Nordic Aquafarms has plans for two RAS facilities in Belfast, Maine and Humboldt, California with a combined 33,000 tonnes capacity. Neither project has yet to break ground.

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