Land based facility for Atlantic Sapphire
StofnFiskur, a company of Benchmark, shipped 400,000 eggs out of Reykjavik for the brand new land based facility of Atlantic Sapphire.
The fish are to be harvested by 2020.
“We are very pleased with the quality of the ova we received. These eggs are the starting point of our production in the Miami facility, and we are expecting to harvest the first batches in the fall of 2020.” said Johan Andreassen, chief executive of Atlantic Sapphire.
Jónas Jónasson, chief executive of StofnFiskur said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen as the supplier of the first batch of eggs to Atlantic Sapphire. Through the years, StofnFiskur has developed products specially adapted for land-based systems and we have significant experience in supplying ova across the world. Our breeding operations in Iceland provide eggs every month of the year in order to satisfy the demand by the new and fast developing global land-based salmon industry.”