A Danish company is about to begin construction on a massive salmon farm in the Redland area.
Atlantic Sapphire USA, a subsidiary of a Norway’s Atlantic Sapphire A/S, just raised half a billion kroner ($76M) to begin work. The project is said to be fully approved.
The salmon farm will be America’s biggest – by far. It aims to eventually produce 90,000 tonnes of salmon per year – five times all of current U.S. production, and around 20 percent of annual U.S. consumption.
Danish technology will allow the farm to use a fraction of the water normally required by similar farms, and avoid the use of dye and medicines. Underground wells will provide saline water.