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Salmon Farming In Miami Is Officially Underway With 800,000 Eggs In By Next Week

Salmon Farming In Miami Is Officially Underway With 800,000 Eggs In By Next Week

In south Dade, land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire reached a milestone Tuesday night when it stocked 400,000 eggs at its brand new facility.

Another 400,000 eggs are scheduled to be stocked next week, bringing the total to 800,000. Harvest of over two million pounds per month is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020.

The facility is being built on a former tomato farm, and includes equipment to maintain water temperatures at a cool 59 degrees. A 90-day trial with 10,000 eggs concluded this month and was successful, the company said.

Later, production will ramp up, with Atlantic Sapphire saying they can produce up to 10% of projected U.S. salmon demand by 2027.

According to Intrafish, other land based salmon farming projects have been planned in Norway and the U.S., but the majority lack funding.

 

(Photos via Johan Andreassen)

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Cheaper sushi in south florida 🙂

suomynona
suomynona

LOL don’t hold your breath.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I think it’s great we can’t meet the demand with wild salmon .up here in Maine there trying to get a salmon farm in Belfast but with opposition. I don’t get it .good luck ur on ur way !!!

The Real Marc
The Real Marc

ok so salmon should be very cheap here….right?

Anonymous
Anonymous

People please do research on Farmed Salmon, you wont ever eat it again..

Anonymous
Anonymous

Farm salmon and you’re attacked by hippies for the conditions. Fish salmon, and you’re attacked by hippies for unsustainibility and inevitable bycatch. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t by these people.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I fish for salmon but I live in washington state. I would never eat farmed salmon. Also atlantic salmon isn’t even a true salmon. It is actually more of a sea run trout. So as far as salmon goes this stuff is the fake stuff

Anonymous
Anonymous

I was just labeled a Hippie because I know how to read and question what I eat…Well I’m glad a “Non-Hippie” that fishes for Salmon is also aware of how bad a Farmed Salmon can be.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you research anything you would not eat nothing

Anonymous
Anonymous

You ain’t lying!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not eating nothing = eating

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not if you read Peer Reviewed Research articles.
If you get your Nutritional info from FB, IG and Blogs posts, Im sure you wont eat much.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please tell me they have their own waste water treatment plant… and they are not dumping all that disease laden water back into the ocean…

Anonymous
Anonymous

No water goes to the ocean. Florida regulates the farms very strictly believe it or not

Anonymous
Anonymous

So nasty. It probably smells like half of the “instagram models” who work the south beach nightclubs.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Must be a woman that made this comment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They all smell good to me!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Funny

Anonymous
Anonymous

Funny just grilled a sime salmon. Best advice dont feed the fish corn

Anonymous
Anonymous

Farm salmon or any farm fish is the worse for your health besides this another place for animal suffering. So sad

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m with you on this… Tilapia eats shit and salmon are full of disease and worms plus is not naturally pink!
But who cares right? vote it down!

Anonymous
Anonymous

lol have you ever caught a wild salmon? try google images… they are in fact pink to orange fleshed….

Anonymous
Anonymous

Exactly my point, the salmon raised in farms are white and artificially turned pink.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ha ha.. you do realize that fish piss and shit in the same water they swim in right?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, but read what I wrote, Tilapia eat shit because they are feed shit AKA Fish-meal.
But thank you for taking the time to share your observation.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You are already eating shit because the fertilizer they put in the soil to feed plants and vegetables is made from cow shit.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This can’t be good for our drinking water supply.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Microplastics, atrazine, and fact most public utilities still fluoridate water, which lowers the IQ of pregnant women’s child, are far worse already.

Anonymous
Anonymous

and all the waste will be pumped into the Florida aquifer…. Once again the republican politicians in Florida not caring about the environment..

Anonymous
Anonymous

“pumped into the Florida aquifer” that is not how this fish farm works.

suomynona
suomynona

Don’t they want to store the wastewater in the ground?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Unless you drink salt water the injection well will have no impact on Florida’s drinking water. All that water goes below the boulder zone

Anonymous
Anonymous

Someone went wayyyyy left with that. How’d you read about this amazing project and go straight to waste water and republican bashing? You do know that salmon farms take a huge weight off wild salmon right, helping the environment? Typical libtard.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, that’s like Trump saying he knows that four or five million illegal immigrants voted for the democrats in the 2016 elections. Typical republikook.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Right, because the Democrat politicians in California do fantastic work managing air pollution and forestry…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, and your Republican politicians will show us they can do a better job at managing our air, water, and forest by eliminating the EPA.