Baring considers second land-based salmon farm

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Baring, which will produce 24,000 tonnes of salmon on land in Farsund, is also looking at the possibility of establishing a land-based facility in Grimstad, also in South Norway.

Local newspaper Grimstad Adressetidende reports that Baring is now detailing its construction stage 1 in Farsund, while another project, about two hours away, is in its early planning stages, with documents submitted to the local municipality.

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The plan in Grimstad is to produce 10,000 tonnes of salmon annually. The plot was previously used for plastic boat production.

In Farsund, Baring will produce both post-smolt and salmon, while in Grimstad just a land-based site is planned. This is due to the fact that the plot  is too shallow for wellboats.

Baring project manager Kjell Arne Møklebust confirmed the news to the publication that the facility will be located in an area where there are strong outdoor and conservation interests.

“We want to design a facility that does not spoil and will be a plus. Maybe we can facilitate audience viewing at parts of the facility? There are many interests in the area, which we hope we will find good solutions to. Among other things, dialogue has been established with the Board of Directors of Raet National Park,” Møklebust told the newspaper.