Russian Salmon wants to build a salmon processing facility on the Barents Sea

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Project to harvest and process Atlantic salmon on the Arctic Ocean near northern coasts of Norway and Russia, going through environmental impact assessment.

Kn51 reports that Russian Salmon is planning on building a salmon plant in Liinakhamari, Murmansk Oblast, Russia.

“The next steps are: Russian Salmon is going through an environmental impact assessment, submits documents to the Federal Agency for Fisheries, obtains an official building permit and proceeds with work,” Dmitry Patenko, Director General of the Kola Association of Surveyors and Designers, told the publication.

Patenko was talking a public meeting where local community members voiced environmental concerns about the plant.

In 2018, SalmonBusiness reported that company group “Baltiyskiy Bereg” (Baltic Coast and Russian Salmon) were looking for a land site for the construction of a smolt factory in the Murmansk region – to end the country’s reliance on Norwegian smolt – with an aim to grow 15,000 tonnes of fish per year in the Barents Sea.

In 2015 Russian Salmon with its sister company Baltic Coast filed for bankruptcy following mass deaths and a weakened currency running up debts worth 1.5 billion rubles (EUR 11,6 million).