Havfarm: a new salmon fishing revolution in Norway

Aquaculture company Nordlaks is developing Havfarm, a giant ship-shaped fish farm that could revolutionise salmon fishing in Norway

In February, Norwegian fish farmer Nordlaks penned an agreement with Chinese shipyard CIMC Raffles to build the first of two major new fish farms under the Havfarm moniker. When it commences operations in 2020, the ship-shaped Havfarm 1 will feature a catamaran-like hull measuring 430m in length and the capacity to accommodate up to 10,000 tonnes of salmon at a time. Havfarm 1 will be a stationary platform moored approximately 5km south-west of Hadseløya, an island in Norway’s Vesterålen region. The steel structure will extend more than 30m below sea level and act as a framework for six separate mesh pens, measuring 50m across and ten metres deep.

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