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OUR LAND-BASED AQUACULTURE REPORT (2021) IS OUT!

The Land-based Aquaculture Report, previously launched as the The Salmon Land-based Handbook, is the second edition of our land-based aquaculture report series, this new issue includes a wide range of species, we found 32 projects to grow shrimp on land using modern technology, and about 60 projects in the other species category. There are 193 projects in the world,…

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Exclusive interview with Atlantic Sapphire CEO and Co-founder, Johan Andreassen

Recently in our Podcast Series with Undercurrent News, our founder Matt Craze interviewed the CEO of the world’s largest land-based salmon company, Atlantic Sapphire. During the 30-minute interview several points were discussed ranging from the operations of their main facilities at Miami and Denmark to the performance of salmon smolt in closed systems. Atlantic Sapphire achieved a massive stock…

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The Global Aquaculture Challenge, an initiative supported by Spheric, announces its cohort, sponsors and prizes

Since its early starts, Spheric has been working together with The Yield Lab Asia Pacific in the organization of the Global Aquaculture Challenge, a non-profit accelerator program and competition. Throughout this effort we have implemented our expertise in the aquaculture industry hand in hand with renowned experts to evaluate a large variety of companies that applied from around the…

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Our Salmon’s Top 50 (2021) report is out!

Spheric Research in conjunction with Undercurrent News has published the first ever ranking of the world’s Top 50 salmon companies. The report, which comes packed with insights gleaned from interviews with industry executives, underscores the industry’s growth challenges and Mowi’s unchallenged position as No. 1 producer. We provide exclusive data from Aq,uaChile on how it has become the dominant…

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The Global Aquaculture Challenge is looking for innovation now 🌎

Spheric Research in cooperation with the Saint Louis-based ag-tech fund The Yield Lab is delighted to announce the launching of the Global Aquaculture Challenge, an initiative to encourage innovation in the aquaculture field. Applicants will be selected by aquaculture experts to participate in a world class non-residential 6-month Accelerator Program led by industry recognized Subject Matter Experts. The Challenge…

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Land-based Salmon Handbook is out!

Spheric Research has finally published the Land-based Salmon Handbook in conjunction with Undercurrent News. This monster report is the first-ever data-driven approach to documenting the emergence of the land-based salmon movement. Besides documenting projects from futuristic designs to those plants currently in operation, we have supplied the first-ever database of post-smolt facilities that utilize recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology….

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Giving a speech to the Danish Fish Tech Exporters Association 🇩🇰

Conference venue in Skjerne, Denmark with a nice Father Christmas!  I traveled to Jutland, the largest part of Denmark, for a meeting of the Danish Fish Tech Exporters Association. This is an impressive audience of RAS specialists to all types of actors in the seafood industry. We visited a RAS trout farm near Skjerne. A lot of the talk…

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South Korea, North Korea and Siberia: promising salmon farming region🇰🇷

I got a tip from Norwegian equity analyst Christian Olsen at Kepler Cheuvreux that there was a potentially disruptive South Korean salmon company farming salmon offshore. As Seoul is a short hop over the Yellow Sea from Qingdao and the China Seafood conference, I decided to investigate further.  Donghae STP was enormously accommodating and planned a meticulous agenda for my…

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Spheric Research at the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo 2018 🇨🇳

This year I joined the staff of Undercurrent News at this major seafood event in Qingdao, China. First thoughts are it’s quite remarkable to observe the development of even a so-called Tier II city such as Qingdao. Touching down on a crisp-cold November evening, Qingdao from above looks like Las Vegas with flashy neon-lighted hotels and massive highways. The…

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Bi-annual AquaSur event — a salmon fest with an omega-3 focus this year 🇨🇱

Salmon executives are treated to the impressive volcano views of Puerto Varas when they visit the bi-annual AquaSur event in southern Chile. AquaSur rotates with the AquaNor salmon trade fair, which is traditionally held in Trondheim, Norway.The theme this year was unquestionably the future of omega-3 feed ingredients in the salmon industry. Veramaris, the joint venture of Royal DSM…

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