18th June, 2020:
The Minister of Fisheries and Coastal affairs, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, was on Thursday visiting Andfjord Salmon's facility on Andøya, where the very first pool is under construction. The minister also received a thorough briefing on the plans for further development. In total, Andfjord Salmon has secured land areas with opportunities for annual production of 70,000 MT live weight salmon at Andøya.
"What is happening now in Vesterålen is absolutely fantastic. Not least that you get so much investment. This pleases all my heart," the Minister of fisheries told the local newspaper VOL.
Founder and working chairman Roy Bernt Pettersen and CEO Martin Rasmussen showed the facility, and giving the Minister and his team a briefing on the company's unique technology.
"The ongoing development in several areas in Vesterålen at the moment, is very exciting. The fact that the top political leadership for the fishing industry is visiting Andfjord Salmon, is proof that we are in the process of creating sustainable and future-oriented technology in aquaculture. We are experiencing very strong support for our ambitious project, and it's very gratifying", Rasmussen says.
Andfjord Salmon raised NOK 150 million in a private placement last week, and is now speeding up plans for construction and development of the next phase. The company will now be listed on the Merkur list at the Oslo Stock Exchange.
The film about Andfjord Salmon's technology can be seen here: