Proof of concept – First harvest successfully completed

Press Release

Salmon Evolution ASA is pleased to announce that it on 7 November 2022 successfully completed its first harvest from batch 1.

“Having successfully completed the first harvest is a historic milestone for Salmon Evolution. In just 7 months we have grown our salmon from 300 grams to harvest weight, clearly demonstrating proof of concept as to our approach to land-based salmon farming. Salmon Evolution is all about creating optimal living conditions for the salmon, which in turn sets the basis for excellent biological performance and long-term profitability”, says Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen, Interim CEO and CFO in Salmon Evolution.

The operation started on 3 November when about 30,000 salmon were transferred from Indre Harøy to Salmon Evolution’s nearby processing partner Vikenco where the fish has been resting in their holding cage over the weekend. The whole process went according to plan and minimal mortality was registered during the fish transfer process. The harvest will be spread over a couple of days and the first group was harvested yesterday.

“We are extremely excited to have completed our first harvest which will give us valuable insight into how we operate our facility. Although batch 1 already has been a major success, we are confident that as we learn more and more, we will be able to continuously improve our operations and maximize the output from the farm while at the same time upholding the highest quality standards”, says Ingjarl Skarvøy, Chief Operating Officer in Salmon Evolution.

Photo: Skarvøy Media

The salmon from this harvest has been sold to a selected group of customers both in Norway and abroad, providing them with the opportunity to test the product and verify the quality ahead of the Company’s planned ramp-up in harvest volumes over the coming quarters.

“Finally we have the opportunity to share our salmon with the market. We are experiencing strong interest in our product and very much look forward to work alongside our customers and partners in promoting a new standard of salmon with no compromises on water quality, fish welfare, environmental responsibility and product quality”, says Odd Frode Roaldsnes, Chief Commercial Officer in Salmon Evolution.

The rest of batch 1 is planned harvested during the fourth quarter.

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For further information, contact:

Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen
Interim CEO | CFO, Salmon Evolution
+47 911 91 327

Ingjarl Skarvøy
COO, Salmon Evolution
+47 901 16 803

Odd Frode Roaldsnes
CCO, Salmon Evolution
+47 918 05 687


About Salmon Evolution

Salmon Evolution is a Norwegian land-based salmon farming company targeting a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes HOG by 2032. The Company’s core focus is on extending the ocean’s potential by transferring the best preconditions offered by the sea to farm fish on land through its chosen hybrid flow-through system technology (HFS). This secures a truly sustainable production process with controlled and optimal growth conditions and limiting operational and biological risk.

The Company’s first production facility is strategically located at Indre Harøy on the Norwegian west coast with unlimited access to fresh seawater, renewable energy, established infrastructure, and an educated and experienced work force. Phase 1 is already in operation and will have an annual capacity of 7,900 tonnes HOG at steady state. Fully developed, the Indre Harøy facility will have an annual capacity of 31,500 tonnes HOG.

The Company has also entered into a joint venture with Dongwon Industries where the parties will develop, construct and operate a land-based salmon farming facility in South Korea with an annual production capacity of 16,800 tonnes HOG, using Salmon Evolution’s chosen HFS technology.

Furthermore, Salmon Evolution has initiated a process with the aim of establishing a land-based salmon farming operation in North America.

Salmon Evolution ASA is listed on Oslo Børs under the ticker SALME.

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