Land-based salmon farmer achieves 95 percent superior share with first harvest

Editorial Staff

Bue Salmon conducted its first harvest earlier this week. 

Norwegian land-based salmon producer Bue Salmon has announced the harvest of 90 metric tons of salmon for the first quarter of 2024.

The latest batch of salmon, initially stocked at 100 grams in June 2023, reached an average harvest weight of over 4 kilograms, with 95% rated as superior quality.

The largest individual fish weighed over 8 kg. The mortality rate for the batch was approximately 2%.

In total, approximately 600 tons will be harvested in the first half of this year. 

Bue has established strong partnerships with leading industry players including Mowi, Bremnes Seashore, and Flokenes Fiskefarm, delivering post-smolt to these operators. The success of these partnerships has contributed to the company’s ability to scale operations effectively, according to a release from the company on Tuesday.

Knut Eikeland, General Manager of Bue Salmon, expressed satisfaction with the company’s progress, stating, “This is a big day for the company and shows that we are on the right track when it comes to fish health, technology, and profitability.”

Bue Salmon, founded in 2015, operates a pilot plant in Bulandet, Askvoll, with a capacity of 1,400 tons. The company is licensed for a total production of 5,500 tonnes at this location. Plans are underway to expand the Bulandet site and construct a larger facility at Lutelandet, aiming to position Bue as a leader in land-based aquaculture with a long-term goal of producing 50,000-60,000 tons annually.


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