Aquaculture North America

Collective knowledge helping derisk RAS

Liza Mayer   

News Business Management Technology Benchmark Genetics recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) World Heritage Salmon

Competence exchange is essential in product development, says Benchmark Genetics Photo: Benchmark Genetics Chile

Knowledge-transfer partnerships are a growing trend in the emerging RAS sector. Collaborations, where a tech or service provider helps the farmer fine-tune techniques and provide ongoing support to clients, are expected to help de-risk land-based farms using recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology.

In March, World Heritage Salmon (WHS), an up-and-coming salmon producer in Norway, has become the latest to ride the trend. 

Its five-year deal with Benchmark Genetics (BG) includes a knowledge-transfer component related to land-based farming, including both the project phase and the smolt and grow-out facilities’ operational phase. WHS expects annual delivery of 20-25 million ova from BG for the 100,000-tonne land-based salmon farm it plans to build in Sunnylvsfjorden, Norway.


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