Land-based farmer has doubled biomass since the turn of the year

Editorial Staff

As of the end of Q1 2024, Proximar recorded a standing biomass of 111.9 metric tons of Atlantic salmon.

Land-based salmon farmer Proximar Seafood has reported significant growth in its biomass, with volumes more than doubling in the first quarter of 2024.

Since initiating production at its Oyama facility in Japan in October 2022, the company has seen a steady increase in its biomass of Atlantic salmon, according to an update from the company on Thursday.

CEO Joachim Nielsen expressed satisfaction with the progress, noting that this growth occurred despite a tank incident in February.

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“Throughout the quarter we have seen steady performance and growth across all batches. 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”, said Nielsen.

With twelve batches currently in production, Proximar is on track for its first harvest in the third quarter of the year. The company aims for a long-term harvest level of 5,300 tons (Head On Gutted) annually in Phase 1.

Further details will be provided in Proximar’s Q1 2024 report, scheduled for release on 16th May 2024.


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