The recirculation system developed by AKVA that will be implemented in Chile. (Illustration: AKVA/FIS)
Sealand commissions new salmon hatchery
Friday, January 08, 2010, 01:20 (GMT + 9)
AKVA group and Sealand Aquaculture SA have signed a contract to construct a brand new salmon recirculation hatchery in Chile's 10th region. The system is the second recirculation system to be delivered to Sealand Aquaculture SA. The first system was delivered last year.
The new system has a capacity to produce 6 million smolts annually in 5 cycles of 1.2 million smolts. The system utilises both freshwater and saltwater sources to create an optimal fish production environment through all stages of the process from egg to smolt with high bio-security standards.
The contract value is approximately NOK 32 million (USD 5.58 million).
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member AKVA Group ASA - Headquarters