Nordic Aqua has announced the successful completion of its first harvest of Atlantic salmon, produced at its facility in Gaotang, China. This is also a milestone for AKVA group as a technology supplier.

A successful harvest marks a transition from the project phase to full operational status, setting the stage for continuous production and supply.

AKVA group_successful first harvest of Atlantic Salmon in China

“Our first harvest confirms the high-quality of our farmed Atlantic Salmon, achieving an average weight of approximately 5.7 kilograms LW, with mortality rates of below 2 per cent, no signs of maturation issues and a superior rate of 99%. These excellent biological results underscore Nordic Aqua’s capability to maintaining superior fish health and welfare standards, which translates into premium product quality for the highly attractive Chinese consumer market”, comments CEO Ragnar Joensen in a Stock Exchange Notice. NewsWeb (

COO of AKVA group Land Based, Johan Fredrik Gjesdal is very pleased with the development:

“This marks a new milestone in this pioneering story. I would like to thank Nordic Aqua who gives us the opportunity to be a trusted partner and all our employees in AKVA group who have contributed. We look forward to the further development in this project."
AKVA group_successful first harvest of Atlantic Salmon in China