Future looks sustainable – and profitable – for land-based salmon farm

Jerry Alfred (left) and Mike Jolliffe sort Atlantic salmon for harvest at Kuterra, a land-based salmon aquaculture facility near Port McNeill.

Kuterra, North America’s only land-based Atlantic salmon farm, is on the road to financial stability, reports the Vancouver Sun. According to their CEO, the Namgis First Nation-run facility is on track to meet its production cost targets next year. While the land-based method requires more start-up capital than a net-pen farm, it does address many of the common concerns about ocean-based salmon farming by protecting the wild salmon safe from sea lice, disease and escapees. As they perfect their technique over time, costs such as electricity have decreased, leaving room for a healthy profit. Read all the details here.

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