Norwegian Land-based Technology Being Transferred to China

5 NOV 2013

Norwegian tank technology being transferred to China

Canada: Atlantic salmon and cod are being proposed as favourite species to be produced in land-based farms to be set up in China under an agreement with AquaOptima of Norway

Odd Grydeland

AquaOptima has already participated in the development of land-based technology for the production of Atlantic salmon in China by supplying the giant Shandong Oriental Ocean Company and its South Korean joint venture partner Tunde Corporation with the provision of design, engineering and supply of equipment, as well as training of staff to produce Atlantic salmon smolt. But Shandong’s main aquaculture activities take place in some 1,500 hectares of conventionally operated ocean net pens. A joint Press Release issued last week by AquaOptima and its new Chinese client describes an agreement to build new land-based farms for salmon and cod;

Lim Shrimp Organization (LSO) has the date of 21st of October 2013 signed an agreement with Norwegian partners to implement AquaOptima technology for farming of Atlantic Cod and Atlantic Salmon in China. LSO is a social enterprise developer serving nations and people worldwide (Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Oman, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia) using Aquaculture as a platform since the 80's. It is the founder of the World's largest integrated Aquaculture farm. AquaOptima is a Norwegian company with 20 years of experience of design and supply of land-­‐based fish farms based on recirculation of water, RAS. AquaOptima will contribute with its technology, know-­‐how and experience in farming of Cod and Salmon. Rita Westvik and her company Futurama is a senior adviser in innovation, foresight and communication and has initiated the contact between the parties. She will actively work in implementation of the project.

The Parties are going to form a Joint Venture (JV) with address Hainan Island, China. The JV shall build an integrated Aquapolis consisting of a demonstration farm from egg to market size and a multiple of grow-­‐out units, from fingerlings to market size, each to be operated by separate families or aquapreneurs. The JV will be responsible for supplying fingerlings and all consumables to the aquapreneurs, and be responsible for selling the fish to the market.

Training of the aquapreneurs will be a key responsibility of the JV.

The JV will have support by several Norwegian institutions within R&D, as: Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (NOFIMA), SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Part of SINTEF Group, an independent R&D institute with ca 2,000 employees, University of Bergen -­‐department for Fish disease research group by professor Arne Nylund and associate professor Andreas Steigen, and Norwegian University of Life Science, by professor Řystein Lie.

Publisert: 04.11.13 kl 06:45