Everything is going according to plan. Over the past year, Salmon Evolution has appointed seven key personnel who will take care of and administer their specialist fields. Overall, we now have a well-equipped team of 10 who will be working to realise Europe’s largest land-based fish farm. During the summer, we will be presenting our personnel – who are all hugely motivated to contribute to a more sustainable development.

Jan Arvid Todal

As Salmon Evolution’s specialist on water treatment, Jan Arvid’s most important job is to ensure that water quality in the fish tanks remains optimal at all times.

“Whether the fish are in the sea or on land isn’t the significant issue,” he says. “The key requirement is to recreate the marine conditions where salmon thrive, but without exposure to lice or disease.”

Jan Arvid is a veteran of the aquaculture industry, and has worked primarily over the past five years with water quality, tank hydraulics and oxygenation of smolt and post-smolt facilities. “One of the advantages of producing salmon on land is the degree of control this offers with the production environment,” he explains.

“We’ll be able to monitor important parameters for such aspects as growth, and in that way make production time more efficient compared with the same biomass in the sea.” He is sure that land-based fish farming will help to develop the industry in a more sustainable direction.

“I’m bringing my experience from smolt and post-smolt production, along with knowledge of sea-based farming, with me in developing land-based output.

“In addition, we’ll acquire new knowledge on land which can be transferred to the sea. That’ll be a win-win position for the Norwegian aquaculture industry.”