Stolt Sea Farm's flatfish hatchery at Cervo, Galicia, Spain.

Stolt takes next step on sole journey


Stolt Sea Farm has commenced work to expand its sole hatchery in Galicia, Spain, it announced today. The facility in Cervo, already the world’s largest flatfish hatchery, will allow the company to fulfil much of its planned production growth for the coming years.

The work follows the recently completed expansion of Stolt Sea Farm’s sole broodstock facilities and is a key step in the company’s production growth plan.

In the last three years, the company has doubled its annual production capacity for sole to 1,700 tonnes and the upgraded hatchery will support its plans to double capacity again in the next three years, ensuring it is on track to reach its overall annual production target of 23,000 tonnes of turbot and sole by 2035.

Special moment

Company president Jordi Trias said: “It is a truly special moment for us all at Stolt Sea Farm. Expanding broodstock and hatchery capacity for sole is an essential milestone in our quest to continue as a leading producer of this species. It also demonstrates the confidence we have in the strength of our business and our commitment to satisfy our customers’ demand for high-quality, sustainable sole.”

Stolt Sea Farm said its Cervo facility is already a leader in sustainable turbot and sole production using pioneering techniques – including an innovative recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for sole – which have kept the company at the forefront of the land-based aquaculture industry for 50 years.

Stolt Sea Farm UK Ltd is a UK-registered holding company for several companies that operate in Spain, France, Portugal, Iceland, and Norway. Many of its sites are in Galicia in northwest Spain. Stolt Sea Farm UK is owned by Oslo-listed Stolt-Nielsen, which also owns three global bulk-liquid and chemicals logistics businesses – Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers.