Grieg NL Group develop a Atlantic Salmon farm project in Placenta Bay to supply North American markets with the freshest suite of the highest quality salmon products available anywhere in the world and farm the lowest cost and highest quality salmon in Canadian waters
Grieg NL Nurseries Ltd. is the land based operation of Grieg NL. It is located in the Marine Park on Kaetlyn Osmond Drive in Marystown, NL. GNLN will grow sterile Atlantic Salmon for a growing North American and world wide market.
To produce the highest quality Atlantic salmon, Grieg NL receives fertilized sterile Atlantic salmon eggs from Stofnfiskur in Iceland to the hatchery located in Marystown, NL. The eggs are then incubated in temperature controlled units until they hatch.
The Atlantic salmon will be grown in a land based recirculating hatchery to a size up to 1.5 kg. Moving this portion of the operation to land and utilizing a recirculating system allows Grieg NL to optimize efficiencies and production while eliminating the environmental impacts often associated with other culture methods of water usage and discharge.
The Atlantic salmon are transferred to the sea cage sites by well boat and allowed to grow over the next several months in a carefully monitored environment into adult Atlantic salmon with a harvest weight of about 5kg. During this time the Atlantic salmon are fed a dry nutrient dense pellet which is monitored by computers and advanced camera systems to ensure that there is no wastage of food.
When the Atlantic salmon are ready for harvest they are moved into a well boat using humane and environmentally secure practises. During transport, stress levels are minimized and oxygen levels closely monitored. At the processing plant the fresh Atlantic salmon are cleaned and prepared for market.