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Construction of the smolt facility at Fjæra is well under way. Photo: Marine Harvest / Bjarte Sævereid.
Construction of the smolt facility at Fjæra is well under way. Photo: Marine Harvest / Bjarte Sævereid.

Marine Harvest has laid down its first batch of roe in its new hatchery facility at Fjæra, in Hordaland, despite the fact that the facility will not be completed until well into 2017.

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Operations manager Lars Håkon Sandvold told kyst.no that he is very busy right now, but confirmed that they have begun to put in roe.

“We will add 3.5 million eggs now, and the construction has gone well so far," he said.

The 7000 m2 plant has been granted a licence to produce 7.5 million, 150 gram smolt a year and has created 15 new jobs in a village with only seven permanent residents. 350 people applied for the jobs.

 

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