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Test results at Indre Harøy show ‘good filet quality and excellent taste’

November 16, 2022  By  Nestor Arellano

(Image: Salmon Evolution)

Tests on the first harvest from Indre Harøy indicate that fish from Salmon Evolution’s recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility have “good quality filet and excellent taste.”

The average weight of salmon from the first batch harvest was at 3.3 kg and 4.7 kg.  Batch 1 was stocked late March at around 300 grams.

The company said its first harvest marks the beginning of Salmon Evolution’s commercial operations.


Batch 2 is continuing to demonstrate excellent biological performance, the company said. The Indre Harøy facility has been operating for more than seven  months and has completed three smolt releases.

Ground work at the Indre Harøy began in May 2020. By the completion of the Phase 3 of the project in 2028, Salmon Evolution expects to increase its production capacity to 36,000 tons.

“Although it has been a steep learning curve for the organization, the company has managed to provide the salmon with stable conditions throughout the period, demonstrated by the low observed mortality. The performance of batch 1 has been strong with performance in line with our expectations even though there has been a continuous process as to tuning and modification works on the systems,” a press release from the company said.

Going into 2023, most analysts expect low, single-digit global supply growth which should support a scenario with strong salmon prices, according to Salmon Evolution. “Expectations for the remainder of year, around neutral global supply growth is expected for the full year of 2022,” the press release said.

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