From left: Tom Christian Dahl and Gunnar Hoff (Cflow) and project director Jostein Nilssen (Andfjord Salmon).

Land-based salmon farmer teams up with fish handling specialist

Andfjord and Cflow seek ‘controlled and predictable production processes’


Fish farmer Andfjord Salmon and live fish handling specialist Cflow have announced a strategic partnership that aims to establish controlled and predictable production processes for land-based aquaculture.

“Through this collaboration, we will merge our expertise in land-based aquaculture with Cflow’s technology, enabling safe and sustainable production processes for live fish,” said Andfjord Salmon chief executive Martin Rasmussen.

“Technology plays a vital role in the modernisation of aquaculture. Having control over factors influencing fish welfare and the environment leads to optimised operations, energy efficiency, and predictable production.”

Andfjord Salmon is nearing the end of its first production cycle in its pilot pool at Kvalnes on the island of Andøya, Norway, and is due to harvest approximately 700 tonnes of fish soon.

The company has reported exceptional biological conditions, fish welfare and health, robust growth, and industry-leading salmon survival rates so far.

Unique competence

Gunnar Hoff, chief marketing officer of Cflow, said: “This partnership empowers Cflow to apply our unique competence and solution portfolio to contribute to the significant progress in land-based aquaculture.

“Land-based aquaculture offers unparalleled advantages by allowing comprehensive control and monitoring of factors affecting fish welfare, biosecurity, and byproduct management. Through the collection of historical data, in-depth analyses, and harnessing our interdisciplinary expertise, we will ensure a safe project implementation and predictable production processes.”

Andfjord Salmon has ambitions to produce a total of 90,000 tonnes of fish annually at Kvalnes and two other sites on Andøya.

A fish in Andfjord Salmon's pilot tank at Kvalnes.