First US commercial harvest completed for Atlantic Sapphire

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Amount not yet known.

Atlantic Sapphire has today completed the first commercial harvest from its Miami Bluehouse facility, the land-based salmon farmer posted in a press release on the Olso Stock Exchange.

The amount which was harvested was not in the press release. The company’s first harvest guidance is 1,000 tonnes by mid-2020.

In the weeks following the first harvest, Atlantic Sapphire wrote that it will increase weekly volumes. Furthermore, it will be expanding its footprint in locations of stories such as Giant Eagle, H-E-B, New Seasons Market, Publix, Safeway, Sobey’s, Sprouts Farmers Market and Wegmans.

CEO Atlantic Sapphire’s Johan Andreassen: “We knew we had the potential to have an enormous impact on the salmon industry, and with much of the seafood imported into the United States, we wanted to continue to make a positive contribution by seeking out a location that would reduce the carbon footprint of salmon available in the North American market. Today we’re proud to finally start serving Americans delicious Bluehouse Salmon with a quality and freshness they have not experienced before.”

It also counts Acme Smoked Fish as a customer. Acme Smoked Fish co-CEO Adam Caslow said he was amazed and excited for this “landmark achievement by Atlantic Sapphire”.

“Land-based aquaculture salmon from the USA is a seismic shift within the seafood industry. The path to sustainable growth is clear as we work together to provide the marketplace with high-quality protein that greatly reduces their environmental impact. Acme is proud to contribute our expertise for the benefit of generations to come,” said Caslow.

Atlantic Sapphire did not respond to SalmonBusiness’ questions on the exact amount harvested.