RAS salmon farmers such as Nordic Aquafarms have focused their argument to build in Maine based upon the unsustainability of flying salmon and being “close to market”.
However, new technologies and processes are being discovered every day and as pointed out by Salmon Business this week: Can a train route built in 1916 change the global fresh salmon trade?, there is more than one way to skin a catfish.
BluWrap says that its modified atmosphere tech can dramatically extend the shelf life of fresh produce. In turn, this will allow suppliers to ship more fresh goods by the ocean – or in this case by train – rather than by air, cutting down on costs.
Will this technique mean Nordic will face more and stiffer competition from inherently much lower cost AND carbon footprint salmon farmers as Canadian salmon farmers who rely on Open Net Pen or more efficient RAS operators such as Cape d’Or in Nova Scotia?
RAS.Exposed says: “Good Question!” and stay tuned.