Aquaculture

Simply Blue Aquaculture (SBA) develops new salmon farms for salmon farmers.  As a project developer we take away much of the upfront costs and risks of new farm development allowing salmon farmers to concentrate of farming their live sites.   To deliver this SBA will carry out consenting work, contracting, financing and installation.  It then sells or leases the working salmon farm as a turnkey solution to the salmon farming.

It is doing this because aquaculture, the farming of finfish such as salmon, shellfish and seaweed, is set to grow considerably in the coming decades. The United Nations reports that 31.4% of the world’s wild fish stocks are being over fished and another 58.1% have already been fully fished[1]. Aquaculture can meet the need for more sustainably managed fisheries and the demands of a growing and more affluent world population.  The same UN report predicts the supply of farmed fish to overtake that of wild fish by 2021 and to carry on taking more share thereafter.

Simply Blue Aquaculture is part of this growth story.

Our role is to help the sector grow, starting with salmon farms in Scotland. We aim to do this, with support from our clients, by bringing new technology, new business models and new capital to the industry. This will allow salmon farmers to concentrate on the husbandry of their fish whilst we develop their new farms with low impact solutions.

New technology will include the introduction of low impact farming solutions that address the issues of the capture and disposal of waste and the exclusion of sea lice. These solutions could be semi-closed systems inshore or more robust open systems in the open sea where the natural environment can disperse the waste. They will be systems that reduce and work with regulatory constraints, opening up more sites for salmon farming.  We recognise that not all salmon farmers will be currently ready for this so we also develop sites for standard open cages.

Simply Blue Aquaculture is based in Edinburgh and works with environmental consultants, EPC contractors and international finance parties to deliver complete salmon farms.

[1] FAO 2016.  The state of the world fisheries and aquaculture 2016. Contributing to food security and nutrition for all.  

Contact:
Christoph Harwood. Director.
Christoph.harwood@simplyblueenergy.com
+44 131 210 0103

Aquaculture

Developing New Salmon Farms for Scotland