“Deep Blue No. 2” on the horizon.
Built on the success of China’s first deep-sea fish farming facility, the company behind it, Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, is now pushing ahead with a second, possibly even third offshore salmon farm.
The “Deep Blue 1” was launched in May in the Yellow Sea. Now it’s “sister” farm could hold one million salmon, tripling its predecessors outage, reports xinhuanet. To compare, “Deep Blue 1” can grow 300,000 salmon.
China’s first batch of farmed salmon will hit the market ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year this month, but more structures are on the way, reports xinhuanet.
Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group CO, a subsidiary of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, built “Deep Blue 1” which is as tall as an 11-story building.
“Deep Blue 2” has completed the design phase and will begin construction this year. In the next few years, Rizhao Wanzefeng Fishery Co. will also invest in the construction of a number of “deep blue” series of cages, which will form a “deep-sea salmon farming platform” with workboats, processing vessels and transport vessels.
Head of the Planning Department of Wanzefeng Fishery Co. Dong Wei told reporters that salmon farms in the Yellow Sea could rake in up to EUR 13 billion.
“The so-called successful pilot test, representing more than 200,000 salmon, successfully under the care of the Deep Blue No. 1, has survived nine typhoons and other harsh conditions and survived two important seasons, summer and winter,” he said. “The market price is 50 yuan (EUR 6.5) per kilogram, and the output value will be as high as 100 billion yuan (EUR 13 billion). ”