Akvafuture looks to Canada for growth

Akvafuture, a Norwegian salmon farming company, has said that it plans to market its technology across the Atlantic – with British Columbia the likely first call.

Based in Northern Norway, Akvafuture produces environmentally friendly and sustainable salmon using patented closed barrier technology.

The company’s approach is to farm salmon at sea in closed cages, protected from sea lice and other threats, with a flow of clean seawater powered by renewable energy.

Potential feed waste and salmon faeces are collected and recycled to produce biogas, fertilisers and other renewable products.

The company has released a video to showcase the sustainable advances that make up its technology.

It said it was committed to a future where salmon farming co-exists harmoniously with the natural environment.

CEO Dean Trethewey, who is also an experienced professional in the Norwegian industry, believes the company’s technology has the potential to tackle the biological and environmental issues currently affecting the salmon farming industry in British Columbia.

He said: “First Nations and Coastal communities in British Columbia are experiencing drastic changes being implemented to the Salmon Farming sector due to the recent closures implemented by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

“Our goal is to farm the most sustainable salmon on the market so that the next generation of salmon farmers can continue to grow communities and salmon. One cannot deny the negative impact the closures have on these communities.”

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