One of Norcod's sites in Norway. A new site at Nesna will increase its capacity by a third. Photo: Norcod.

Cod farmer granted fifth farm site

Norwegian cod farmer Norcod has been given permission for a fifth site that will take its maximum allowed biomass (MAB) to 13,920 tonnes.

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The site at Labukta in Nesna municipality in Nordland has an MAB of 3,600 tonnes.

“We consider the site to be perfectly suited for cod farming with good water depth, water temperature and current conditions. I am confident our fish will thrive here,” Norcod chief executive Christian Riber said in a press release.

Important for Nesna

Nesna mayor, Hanne Davidsen, said: “The arrival of Norcod is extremely important for Nesna and as mayor I am delighted it has been given the go-ahead to begin cod farming in our community. We wish them the best of luck and trust that we will continue to work together successfully in future.”

Norcod plans to go into production at Nesna in the first half of next year.

The company recently completed its first full production cycle and will begin harvesting its second cycle in the current quarter. It is also in the process of putting its third cycle of cod into the sea phase this summer.