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"Aquaculture, not the Internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st Century."

- Peter Drucker, Management Expert & Economist


Atlantic Saphire in Homestead ready for business.

StofnFiskur, part of Benchmark, shipped 400,000 eggs out of Reykjavik on 26 November and these are now undergoing quality control before being transferred to the hatching racks of the facility - which has permits to produce up to 90,000 tonnes of salmon a year when fully built. The eggs will form the facility's first cohort of salmon, which are due to be harvested in the third quarter of 2020.

StofnFiskur's production model has some similarities with the Atlantic Sapphire model, holding the broodstock in land-based systems throughout the entire life cycle, and using deep drilled well water, free of any contagious pathogens. The company's closed compartment system makes it the only salmon egg producer in Europe to have been approved according to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standards.

Through the years, StofnFiskur has developed products specially adapted for land-based systems and  have significant experience in supplying ova across the world. The 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.

Photo: Atlantic Sapphire's Christy Belfranin with some of the Icelandic salmon eggs

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