Last Friday we learned Proximar Seafood had successfully transferred the first batch of Atlantic salmon juveniles to the starter feed department. The company thus reported a new breakthrough for its production team which, after the introduction of the first eggs at the hatchery last October, was still on schedule, as its CEO and co-founder, Joachim Nielsen, tells in exclusive statements for WeAreAquaculture. “This is an important milestone for us and we are pleased to see that our schedule in terms of production is going as planned”.
“It is also exciting to see that our tanks are now finally being filled up with fish”, Nielsen continues. Excitement is shared by Proximar’s Hatchery & Nursery Manager, Charlotte Okstad, who last week stated she was eager to see the progress and development of these juveniles in the coming months. The company’s plans are to introduce similar batches into the hatchery each month, allowing for a continuous harvest from mid-2024 onwards.
2023, a key year
2023 will undoubtedly be a very important year for Proximar Seafood, as its CEO and co-founder tells us. “We have many important milestones ahead of us, including the transfer of the first batch to our nursery department, scheduled in March”, he says. But it will not be the only one, as the company is well advanced in the construction of its land-based site at the foot of Mount Fuji.
Its finalization will mark another step forward, as Joachim Nielsen tells us. “Other important milestones this year will be the completion of our grow out building in 3Q, and the subsequent transfer of the first batch to this building for the grow out stage”.
About Proximar Seafood
Proximar Seafood is a land-based salmon farming company that is building the first large-scale Atlantic salmon farm in Japan. Its first facility, at the foot of Mount Fuji, in Oyama, has already started production in October 2022. With an annual production capacity of 5,300 tons of head-on salmon (HOG), the first harvest is expected to be serving fresh salmon to Japanese consumers medio 2024. The company has an agreement to make Marubeni its exclusive distributor in the Asian country.