AquaBounty has announced plans to produce 50,000 tonnes of transgenic salmon annually by 2027 as it bids to raise $9.2 million from investors.

Outlining the company’s goals in a bid to attract investment the company revealed a “near-term business plan… to construct and operate four to five new, land-based RAS farms in North America at locations close to consumer consumption” at the cost of $75 million to $100 million per farm.

Dr Laura Braden with AquAdvantage salmon at AquaBounty's Rollo Bay facility
Dr Laura Braden with AquAdvantage salmon at AquaBounty’s Rollo Bay facility© AquaBounty

The company has a long way to go – its current locations in Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island and Indiana have the capacity to produce 250 tonnes and 1,200 tonnes respectively. The first harvests from these facilities are expected in the fourth quarter of 2020, and the second quarter of 2020 respectively.  Read the article.

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