Fish producer scales up

Salmon producer Bakkafrost has highlighted the growing importance to the UK market of its expanding farming operation with the publication of a two-year plan addressing sustainability issues.

Employing more than 1,100 people on the Faroe Islands, Bakkafrost says it has one of the most modern processing plants in the world. And it has now announced plans for a new biogas plant, using waste products from fish and dairy farming, to produce energy and fertiliser, thus further enabling the implementation of a sustainable feed policy.

Bakkafrost produced almost 700,000 salmon meals, fillets and portions a day for the UK and other global markets in 2017, and says it is currently growing its market share worldwide.

“Operating in a small country like the Faroe Islands restricts growth so it is important for us to be as efficient and sustainable as possible and to continually innovate,” says Torkil Davidsen, head of UK operations.

He added that through 2018, the company would be looking for additional customers for its salmon, while starting production of new fresh fillets and portions.

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