Marine Harvest ASA – one of the largest seafood companies and the largest producer of Atlantic salmon globally – operates a large number of fish farms. It has opened a new fish feed factory in Norway. The plant operates 24 hours a day in the high season, so reliable operation and full productivity are vital.
Largest seafood producer with own fish feed supply
With the world’s appetite for fish products growing daily and marine natural resources coming under increasing pressure, the business of fish farming is booming and fish farms are becoming a vital part of the world’s food supply chain. From its many farms, Marine Harvest ASA produces farmed salmon and a variety of processed seafood. Employing over 10,000 workers, it is represented in 22 countries and, with 24 percent of the global market, is the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.
The company has decided to start supplying its own fish feed and, for this purpose, has built a $120 million production facility at Valsneset in Norway that is capable of producing 270,000 tons of feed per year on two production lines. This production volume covers 80 percent of the needs of Marine Harvest’s Norwegian fish farms.