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Proximar records increase in standing biomass in Q1 2024

April 9, 2024  By RAStech staff

Joachim Nielsen, CEO of Proximar Seafood AS

Norwegian RAS company, Proximar Seafood AS has announced an increase in biomass at the end of the first quarter of 2024.

This is its third production update since the initiation of the production of Atlantic salmon in its Oyama facility in Japan in October 2022. At the end of Q1 2024, Proximar recorded a standing biomass of 111.9 metric tonnes, up from 40.7 metric tonnes at the end of Q4 2023.

“We are very pleased to see the continuation of the positive development in our biomass also through the first quarter of 2024, despite the tank incident that we experienced in February. Throughout the quarter we have seen steady performance and growth across all batches,” said Joachim Nielsen, chief executive officer of Proximar.


The company currently has twelve batches in production and targets a long-term harvest level of 5,300 tonnes head-on-gutted (HOG) per year in Phase 1.

“The water quality remains stable and good, again demonstrated in the growth curves and low natural mortality. Following the maturation of the biofilters in the start-up phase of the grow-out facility, feeding is back to normal levels and growth rates are picking up according to plan. We remain on track for first harvest in the third quarter this year,” Nielsen said.

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