In the not so distant future, that salmon you buy at the market may be from Miami, Florida. A Danish company is about to begin construction on a massive salmon farm in the Redland, Florida area. Atlantic Sapphire USA, a subsidiary of a Norway’s Atlantic Sapphire A/S, just raised half a billion kroner ($76M) to begin work. The project is said to be fully approved.
The salmon farm will be America’s biggest – by far. It aims to eventually produce 90,000 tonnes of salmon per year – five times all of current U.S. production, and around 20 percent of annual U.S. consumption. Danish technology will allow the farm to use a fraction of the water normally required by similar farms and avoid the use of dye and medicines. Underground wells will provide saline water. Drilling for water to raise green rated salmon in South Florida