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AFRY and Morefish in Partnership to Enhance Land-Based Aquaculture

AFRY and the Norwegian company Morefish have entered a partnership to respond to the increasing demand for expertise in land-based aquaculture projects.

Together, AFRY and Morefish are spearheading the Blue Food sector by offering a comprehensive approach to clients, covering expertise from feasibility studies to farm operations, complemented by a strong focus on project management.

By combining AFRY’s experience in land-based fish farms and project management, with Morefish’ expertise in fish biology and RAS technology (Recirculation Aquaculture System), the companies will support clients in both Norway and internationally, from business ideas to operate finalized projects.

”We see this as a unique opportunity to partner up with a team with a proven track record in this specific field, to provide our clients with the right systems, buildings, and operations. Entering the Norwegian market is an important step in AFRY’s development strategy for the Blue Food business, and our mission to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society,” says Claudio Ferro, Leader of Aquaculture Business, AFRY.

"We have witnessed the exceptional ability of AFRY's expertise and innovation first-hand during our collaborative efforts on the previous blue food project, such as Norway Royal Salmon’s smolt-project project in Dåfjord. Within land-based aquaculture, AFRY gained several references at international level including Swiss Lachs, in operations since 2017. AFRY’s forward-thinking approach has proven to be instrumental in creating significant value," says Svein Martinsen, Development Manager at Morefish.

“From our side, Morefish aims to be the leading expertise in land-based fish farming, with a unique knowhow of technology and biology combined. In joint collaboration with AFRY we will be able to engage in projects at any scale and ambition”, adds Martinsen.

The partnership agreement was signed in the beginning of 2023 and the companies will launch the partnership during a technical seminar at the Aqua Nor conference in Trondheim end of august.

AFRY in Norway is an engineering and design company with over 1,000 employees and 12 offices covering all the regions and the major engineering fields. The project management activities are carried out by Advansia, part of AFRY, who has been responsible for the project management of Salmon Evolution’s land-based fish farm in Norway.

Morefish is a consulting company operating in the aquaculture industry, based in Trondheim, Norway. Since 2014, they offer specialist services within recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).


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