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Nordic Aqua Partners reports successful first harvest in China

April 22, 2024  By RAStech staff

Nordic Aqua has announced the successful completion of its first harvest of Atlantic salmon, produced at its facility in Gaotang, China. (Photo courtesy: AKVA Group)

Nordic Aqua Partners AS has reported the successful completion of its first Altantic salmon harvest at its recirculating aquaculture facility in Gaotang, China.

The harvest marks the company’s transition to full operational status. According to a company press release, the harvest during the first three weeks will amount to 10, 20 and 30 tons respectively, before gradually increasing to stabilizing in the 70-80 ton per week range.

Stage 1 is the first step in an overall plan towards 20,000 tons. Construction for an additional 4,000-ton Stage 2 capacity was initiated in the third quarter of 2023, and preparations for the Stage 3 expansion to 20,000 tons are “well underway,” said the company.


“Our first harvest confirms the high-quality of our farmed Atlantic salmon, achieving an average weight of approximately 5.7 kilograms LW, with mortality rates of below 2 per cent, no signs of maturation issues and a superior rate of 99 per cent,” comments CEO Ragnar Joensen in a press release. “These excellent biological results underscore Nordic Aqua’s capability to maintain superior fish health and welfare standards, which translates into premium product quality for the highly attractive Chinese consumer market.”

“This marks a new milestone in this pioneering story. I would like to thank Nordic Aqua who gives us the opportunity to be a trusted partner and all our employees in AKVA group who have contributed. We look forward to the further development in this project,” said Johan Fredrik Gjesdal, COO of AKVA Group Land-Based.

Nordic Aqua is scheduled to host a Capital Markets Day for investors, analysts and other stakeholders on Sept. 3 in Ningbo, China.

Preparations for the Stage 3 expansion to 20,000 tons are “well underway,” said Nordic Aqua Partners AS. (Photo: AKVA Group)

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