Atlantic Sapphire CEO Johan E. Andreassen posts new milestone.
The Miami Bluehouse, Florida, USA, home to Atlantic Sapphire has made another step closer to its goal to produce 220,000 tonnes of land-based salmon a year annually by 2030.
Andreassen posted on Twitter that its salmon have been moved to the last phase in freshwater, the smolt department.
Another milestone for @atlsapphire The first fish has been moved into the smolt department which is the last phase in freshwater. The salmon thrives in Florida and we have groups of 60 grams average weight. Tremendous efforts from our excellent team made this happen! ? pic.twitter.com/5jWzOwvNwE
— Johan Andreassen (@andreassenjohan) August 8, 2019
The plant houses three generations comprised sources from eggs from Stofnfiskur and AquaGen. In April, CEO Johan Andreassen wrote that 1.6 salmon were in the Bluehouse.
The facility is currently still under development and the company say it remains on course to deliver its first harvest in the third quarter of 2020.