RE:OCEAN to supply salmon for Finnish seafood wholesaler
February 15, 2023 By Nestor Arellano
More than two year away from its first harvest, Sweden’s first land-based salmon farmer Re:Ocean (formerly Premium Svensk Lax, has clinched a lucrative supply deal with Finnish Kalatukku E. Eriksson, the largest seafood wholesaler in Finland.
RE:OCEAN recently announced that Finnish Kalatukku E. Eriksson has has signed a letter of intent agreement with to “buy a large share of the expected production of salmon” of the Swedish aquaculture start-up.
RE:OCEAN’s planned recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) plant in Säffle is expected to be in full production by 2025. The facility will have a production capacity of 10,000 tons of fish per year. Construction of the facility will begin in the fall of 2023, and construction is expected to last for one year. After that, it will take about two years for a fry to grow into a healthy full-size salmon.
“Since 1880, we have been serving the Finnish consumers and Horeca customers with first class fish and seafood. We have always focused on constantly developing our work with sustainability and reducing climate impact of whole value chain,” said Mikko Poikolainen, cheif executive officer of Kalatukku E. Eriksson. “What RE :OCEAN is doing will offer new sustainable way the world consume Atlantic-farmed salmon, and we look forward to serving our customers with first class sustainable land-farmed Atlantic salmon.”
RE:OCEAN expects its plant to produce the equivalent of one in five salmons of Sweden’s salmon consumption. The company said through its facility “Sweden will be able to go from importing salmon to becoming a significant exporter of the popular fish…”
“RE:OCEAN embodies all of that with a rock solid focus on sustainability. Using the water of Lake Vänern, and combining break-through technology with local traditions of salmon refinement, we are proud to be able to supply Finland with our salmon through our partnership with Kalatukku E. Eriksson, ” said Morten Malle, CEO of RE:OCEAN.
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