Extending the Ocean Potential™
Salmon Evolution® is a Norwegian land-based salmon farming company extending the ocean’s potential by transferring the best conditions offered by the sea, to farm fish on land. Controlled growth conditions allow us to eliminate the challenges associated with conventional fish farming. Most importantly we improve fish welfare while reducing the impact on our shared planet.
By 2032, our total annual land-based production capacity for salmon will be 100 000 tonnes worldwide. That corresponds to 345 million meals of sustainable protein a year.
Number of employees: 60+
Segment: Land-based fishfarmer
Photo: Tony Hall
Taking the seafood industry into the future
Salmon Evolution was founded in 2017 by a group of visionary pioneers with long experience from the seafood industry.
The goal was to develop a concept with a potential of becoming a beacon for sustainable salmon farming.
Today, we are well on our way to living this vision by securing proof of concept for our innovative technology in Norway.
Our flagship grow out facility
Salmon Evolution’s first production facility is strategically located at Indre Harøy on the Norwegian west coast, which boasts unlimited access to fresh seawater, renewable energy, established infrastructure, and an educated and experienced workforce.
The Indre Harøy facility has been designed for a total annual production capacity of 31,500 tonnes Head-on gutted salmon from its completion in 2028. It is being developed in three phases, with phase one providing an annual production capacity of 7,900 tonnes Head-on gutted salmon from 2023. Phase 2 will add another 7,900 tonnes, with construction planned to start in 2023.
The final phase 3, will take total production to 31,500 tonnes.
Fully developed, the Indre Harøy facility will have an annual capacity of 31,500 tonnes of HOG salmon.
Combining the benefits of both traditional and land-based aquaculture
Salmon Evolution is a first mover in utilizing the hybrid flow-through system (HFS) to farm salmon on land. Our choice of technology is based on substantial supplies of fresh seawater and a sincere desire to ensure the best possible water quality for our salmon. Utilising the HFS technology minimises the operational and biological risk of farming salmon on land. It ensures controlled and optimal growth conditions, eliminates the risk of sea lice, parasites, and limits the threat of infection.
Salmon Evolution has always had global ambitions, and we are now working to extend our potential to new regions.
Together with our joint venture partner, seafood giant Dongwon Industries, we will develop, construct and operate land-based salmon farming facilities in South Korea based on the very same principles as in Norway.
We have also initiated a process aimed at establishing a land-based salmon farming operation in North America.
In this way, we will reach our goal of producing 100 000 tonnes of fish annually by 2032, bringing high-quality and responsibly-farmed salmon closer to our customers.
Setting a new standard of salmon
Salmon Evolution represents a step change in salmon farming. Raising our salmon on land gives us a unique opportunity to optimize the environment so the salmon thrive and live a happy life. Fresh seawater from the Norwegian coast ensures a natural and delicious flavour. Optimised water flow provides a firm and delicate meat texture, often referred to as sashimi quality. Our carefully tailored salmon feed ensures a rich and vibrant colour. We are passionate about constantly using innovation to perfect our process in pursuit of a single goal: providing you with a new standard of salmon