€40 million land-based salmon farm eyed up in busy Spanish fishing port

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Norwegian company wants to farm 3,000 tonnes-per-year of salmon in Galicia, North Spain.

El Progreso writes that a site is being eyed up for a land-based salmon farm in the at industrial estate of O Berbés, in the port of Burela, North Spain.

Burela is a busy port, around three hours away from Galicia’s powerhouse Vigo, the biggest fishing port in the world and home to Pescanova.

Burela major Alfredo Llano announced that he had met the yet-unnamed Norwegian company. The facility will occupy a 25,000m3 site and up to EUR 40 million will be invested in the site.

The facility’s production will be 3,000 tonnes-per-year, with fish weighing between five and six kilos each.

Keen official Llano said that he anticipated that the company could start operating by July 2021.

SalmonBusiness has contacted Mayor Llano to find out who the company is.

Spain now has in the pipeline a potential 6,000 tonnes-per-year of land-based salmon. Last week SalmonBusiness reported that Norcantabri, also in Northern Spain, was restarting construction after COVID-19 delays.

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