Great Grimsby looks to lead UK’s RAS revolution

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AquaCultured Seafood sees processing heartland as the ideal setting for the country’s first land-based salmon farm

Grimsby and the wider Humber region is synonymous with fish. It is home to most of the UK’s largest processing companies and manufactures around 80% of the country’s seafood. It’s also estimated the entire industry, including some 5,000 skilled workers, are within a 15-minute radius. But another string could soon be added to its bow, with plans unveiled by new firm AquaCultured Seafood Ltd (ASL) to build and operate a land-based recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) in the port town for the production of around 5,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon.

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