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Proximar Seafood transfers first fish to growout, anticipates Q3 harvest

January 8, 2024  By RAStech staff

The first fish in the post-smolt growout facility. (Photo: Proximar Seafood)

Proximar Seafood has successfully transferred the first set of Atlantic salmon from the nursery to the post-smolt growout facility (PSG).

A press release from Proximar states that after the completion of construction of the Oyama facility in September 2023, installation and testing of the RAS equipment have progressed in the first module of the PSG and installation of RAS equipment in the remaining three modules will continue as planned.

The fish were brought into Proximar’s hatchery in 2022 and have since been through the first feeding and nursery department before being smoltified and transferred to the first operational module in the PSG. They report that the fish have grown well and showed low mortality and will be harvested in the third quarter of 2024.

“It is a great milestone to finally initiate operations in the PSG facility. We have been waiting with excitement for this day, and I am pleased to see that the move into the new building has been successful. Our team has done a fantastic job in preparing for this transfer,” said Dharma Rajeswaran, chief operating officer of Proximar.


“We are enthusiastic about reaching this phase of the production with top-tier fish from our own smolt production. Given that the PSG facility is based on the same technology as the nursery, we are confident that we will be able to continue to provide Atlantic salmon with excellent fish welfare- and growth conditions going forward,” said Joachim Nielsen, chief executive officer  of Proximar.  

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