Salmon Farms In Miami Area ‘Could Feed Entire USA’

Unique geological conditions in the region just south of Miami mean that area could potentially supply all of the salmon demand for the entire United States, according to the person building the first salmon farm there.

Atlantic Sapphire’s Johan Andreassen told Salmon Business that the area likely has the largest groundwater levels in the world, caused by the region having been both above and below water over the past 10,000 years. The conditions allow the company to drill cheaply for pure water on their first 80 acre farm, currently under construction.

Both freshwater and saltwater can be easily pulled from multiple layers underground, with 50-foot wells for freshwater, a 2,000-foot well for saline water, and a 3,000-foot injection well. The ground itself is made of “hard shells” that stops water from migrating up or down.

How will the farm deal with warm water temperatures, which stay at a stable 25 degree celsius (77 Fahrenheit?) The company is installing reverse heat pumps. Tanks are also being built to withstand wind speeds three times hurricane strength.

The company claims that they will be able to produce 1,000 tons of salmon per acre. Total U.S. demand for Atlantic Salmon is 400,000 tonnes (the world’s largest salmon market), so the entire country could be fed with less than 500 acres of farmland.

Atlantic Sapphire will be importing salmon roe from Iceland to Miami to seed the farm, with the first eggs to be installed in less than a year and first harvest in less than three years. Total first phase cost is $110 million with 8,500 tonne production capacity. Third phase production capacity expected to be 90,000 tonnes.


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Interesting.. all for bringing more industry to Miami.


great…bring it on….


Great, let’s further pollute our drinking water – as if the rock mines weren’t enough.


Believe it or not, the Biscayne Aquifer is one of the cleanest water sources in the country, thanks due in part to the Everglades. Salmon farming should be the least of our problems when pipes are rusting and governments still fluoridate water, a practice in this day and age which does more harm than good.


Citation please on does more harm than good.


Do your own research.. try google or wikipedia.


The most recent:

Not to mention, the AMA and ADA don’t recommend it anymore.


Fluoride.. look at the definition of what it is. It’s that simple. No it doesn’t do anything for our teeth that’s a farce. All it does is calcify your pineal gland over time to give us dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. No big deal


This wouldn’t be necessary if our government did what they’re supposed to and protect our natural resources. Crazy eyes Pruitt wants to destroy the salmon sanctuary in Alaska and turn it into mining.


lol you still believe in the Russian hoax.


Of course Miami is ideal for that kind of business…….. will be also the headquarter for exports to many other countries for its strategic location ……


Will the fish be organic ?


no such thing as “organic” seafood. It’s either wild or farmed. Sustainablility is a big question as wild salmon stocks are on the brink of collapse in many areas of the world. Do your research on farmed fish. Farmed Salmon is fed antibiotics and dyes to give them their pinkness for starters.


There is not an organic standard for seafood in the USA; however, there is in Canada. Certified organic seafood is being produced in Canada including sturgeon, caviar, salmon, and mussels.

Robert H.

Susainability is a politically correct term for what is unsustainable. Human population growth is unsustainable.

My Instinct Tells Me

This is fuc*ed up.


how are these numbers even possible and why has this not been done before? or is this all hype?


The clearly explained in the article about our underground water, plus most other salmon farms are outside the U.S and with this farm all the salmon could be shipped by rail or truck throughout the U.S and Canada.