Andfjord Salmon's ambition is to create the world's most environmentally and fish-friendly onshore facility – with the smallest possible footprint. We're doing this because the world needs more healthy protein of the highest quality.
But we're also doing it for the salmon.
And for the beautiful nature here on Andøya. Nature which future generations will inherit from us.
Andfjord Salmon does not need to heat or cool the water. The optimal temperature from the Gulf Stream, between 7 and 12 degrees Celsius, ensures that salmon are content and grow continuously, year-round.
We collect the water at a great depth, far below the levels where salmon lice and hazardous algae thrive. Since the onshore pools also lie below sea level, Andfjord Salmon's flow-through technology is not dependent on costly energy.
Just off the coast of Andøya island in the Vesterålen archipelago, the Gulf Stream flows north. At no other point on this extremely long coastline does the life-giving current reach closer to land than at this island. The fresh seawater in the fjords off Andøya maintains the perfect temperature for Atlantic salmon, which positively thrives in these waters. That's the reason why Andøya's location makes it uniquely suited to salmon farming.
The water from the Gulf Stream passes through the pools up to 15 times per day. We collect the valuable biological residue, which then can be utilised in a circular way to produce bio energy and electricity, as well as agricultural fertilisers. In our pools, the salmon have plenty of space and pure, oxygen-rich water. Our flow-through technology provides optimal growth conditions for salmon.