Atlantis Subsea Farming is to appeal two of the four rejected development licences.

Appeal launched after subsea salmon farms rejected

Atlantis Subsea Farming has launched an appeal against a decision by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries to reject development licenses for two submerged salmon farms.

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A statement from parent company AKVA Group said: “Atlantis Subsea Farming applied for six development licenses on 29 January 2016. On 10 March 2017, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries said the company’s concept had progressed another step further in the process to get awarded development licenses.

“Further, the directorate said that it would go ahead with processing the application limited to two licenses, but it rejected the application in terms of the other four permits applied for.

“The company has considered the feedback from the directorate, and has decided to appeal the decision. The appeal is limited to the rejection of two of the four rejected licenses and will be submitted to the directorate today.”

Speaking to in March, Trude Olafsen, general manager of Atlantis Subsea Farming, said “Atlantis Subsea Farming was founded purely with the aim of developing submerged and safe farming technology and to demonstrate good fish welfare and low production costs. We have been working on the project since 2014 and we strongly believe that this is possible.”?