AquaOptima is a supplier of RAS technology with 20 years' experience. (Photo Credit: Tajakhudhm Tam YouTube)
With Norwegian technology salmon and cod farm to be installed
Monday, October 28, 2013, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
Norwegian company AquaOptima and Lim Shrimp Organization (LSO) have just signed an agreement by which they will participate in a joint venture to farm Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in China.
The joint venture will specifically be set up on the island of Hainan in China, reported LSO.
The project will see the construction of an integrated aquaculture centre, which will be operated by separated aquapreneurs. It will consist of several different units ranging from a demonstration farm to multiple grow-out units.
The firm is to supply fry and feed to producers, and will be responsible for the fish sale to the market.
An integral part of the project will be the appropriate training of the aquapreneurs.
AquaOptima is a firm that has some twenty years experience in design and supply of fish aquaculture farms based on land, which rely on a recirculation of water system (RAS). Through the signed agreement, the firm will provide some of its latest technology, expertise and farming experience to the project.
For its part, LSO is a social enterprise developer which has been using aquaculture as a platform since the 1980s. Countries which have benefitted from its services are: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Oman and Papua New Guinea, among others.
The joint venture will count with the support of the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima), SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, the University of Bergen (through the Department for Fish Disease Research) and the Norwegian University of Life Science.
By Gabriela Raffaele