Sustainability is a key word in Smart Salmon’s plans for land-based salmon production. Supplying the world’s fast growing population with sustainable, protein rich and nutritious food is a growing challenge. As the world looks for different ways dealing with this challenge, we are quite convinced that land-based farming is clearly part of that solution.
Salmon is the most popular fish in the world. Research from the Norwegian Seafood Council shows that Norwegian salmon is preferred due to its reputation of quality and sustainability, and comes highly recommended across audiences, and purchases are based on quality, availability and price, in that order. Norwegian seafood industry plays an important role in the global food supply chain providing seafood to over 140 markets worldwide, and the largest part comes from salmon produced in the Norwegian coastal areas.
Smart Salmon take this responsibility seriously and have the ambition to play a key role in contributing to more sustainable food production in two ways:
- Smart Salmon will contribute to a more sustainable salmon production at sea by moving a bigger part of the production cycle to land to produce big smolt at 500-1000 grams with our project in Norway. Reducing big smolt production at sea, will result in to less lice treatments, less disease, less environmental impact.
- There is a strong interest in land-based production of full grown salmon, and Smart Salmon believes that full grown salmon production on land is a sustainable solution for the future. There is a strong interest for it in the market, and it is our main focus with our project in France – a full cycle 10.000 tonnes salmon production located only 4 hours driving from Paris. Our facility will grow from eggs to full grown salmon and we will also have on-site processing of consumer brand products. These on-site operations will reduce transportation emissions and therefore reduce our carbon footprint. The facility’s only outlet will be cleansed water as waste will be recycled as resources: biogas (methane/hydrogen) plants will convert sludge into electric power for salmon production; catching CO2 and nutrients from sludge will be used in greenhouse productions. Our ambition is to have a land-based salmon production that is carbon-neutral.