What is in the pipeline for the offshore salmon industry in China?

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Follow the Chinese offshore salmon adventure.

China has the past years shown great interest in establishing fish farms offshore to accomodate the growing demands on salmon in the region.

An area in the Yellow Sea has been discovered which has the right temperature to farm salmon. This has led to a couple of initiatives from the Chinese shipbuilding company Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, an affiliate of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation.

Three times the size
In 2018 China’s first deep-sea fish farming facility building, “Deep Blue 1”, was successfully launched by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group. The tower is 35 meters high, which is comparable to a 11-story building.

Following the success the company announced the upcoming “Deep Blue 2”, which according to Dong Wei, head of the planning department of Rizhao Wanzefeng Fishery, will be 3 times the size of “Deep Blue 1” and hold 1 million salmon. The first batch of salmon is said to be on the market in the end of 2020.

On New Years Eve 2019 a Chinese aquaculture team visited the offshore farm to learn how the production of salmon was coming along.

New technology in business
Latest SalmonBusiness has reported that a new high technology cage has been set out in the eastern region of China.
This cage is presented by Weihai Haien Blue Sea Aquaculture and will be able to contain a total volume of 80,000 cubic meters, and can be controlled from land by cameras and monitors.