Successful Transfer of First Fish to Post Smolt Grow-Out Facility

Proximar is pleased to announce that the first fish of Atlantic salmon have been successfully transferred from the nursery department to the post smolt grow-out facility (PSG).

The first fish in the post smolt grow-out facility

“It is a great milestone to finally initiate operations in the PSG facility. We have been waiting with excitement for this day, and I am pleased to see that the move into the new building has been successful. Our team has done a fantastic job in preparing for this transfer”, says Dharma Rajeswaran, COO of Proximar.

Following the completion of construction works in September, installation and testing of the RAS-equipment has progressed swiftly in the first module of the PSG, and the grow out-building has been prepared to receive the first batches in accordance with the schedule. Installation of RAS-equipment in the remaining three modules will continue in the coming months, aligned with the required capacity and production plan.

The fish now transferred were brought into Proximar’s hatchery in 2022 and have since then been through the first feeding and nursery department, before finally being smoltified and transferred to the first operational module in the PSG this week. During this period the fish has performed very well in terms of growth and showing low mortality, demonstrating the good performance of the facility. The fish will be harvested in Q3 2024.

“As the first commercial producer of Atlantic salmon in Japan, we are enthusiastic about reaching this phase of the production with top tier fish from our own smolt production. Given that the PSG facility is based on the same technology as the nursery, we are confident that we will be able to continue to provide Atlantic salmon with excellent fish welfare- and growth-conditions going forward”, says Joachim Nielsen, CEO of Proximar.  

There are currently nine batches in operation in Proximar’s Oyama facility, with the tenth batch joining by the end of December. More biological details will be provided in our production update in the first week of January 2024.

Tank with fish in the post smolt grow-out facility

For more information, please contact:

Joachim Nielsen, CEO, +81 70 2811 9898,

Ole Chr. Willumsen, CFO, +47 48 21 34 29,