Stolt Sea Farm was founded in 1972 in Norway, where it quickly became the leading supplier of juvenile salmon to the emerging salmon industry. From there, it expanded its production lines to include other species such as sea bream, sea bass, sturgeon, caviar, tuna and what are now the company’s two main products, turbot and sole. By 2007, Stolt Sea Farm had reached an annual turbot production capacity of 4,000 tonnes, consolidating its position as the market leader.
Stolt Sea Farm remains the leading producer of sustainably farmed turbot and sole, with annual production capacities of 5,700 tonnes of turbot and 1,570 tonnes of sole.
In this milestone year, celebrations – such as open-door days at selected farms – are planned.
Jordi Trias, president of Stolt Sea Farm, said: “Building the Stolt Sea Farm we are today has required patience, care, commitment and passion – day after day, for 50 years. We are extremely proud to achieve this landmark anniversary, and we are grateful to all those who have contributed to this success through the years, including our employees, suppliers, clients, consumers and shareholders.”
Stolt Sea Farm’s headquarters are in Santiago de Compostela and it has production facilities in Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Norway and France.
The company’s three sustainability commitments are: producing responsibly farmed healthy seafood; guaranteeing the traceability of these products and the sustainable origin of its feed; and respecting workers, local communities and the environment.
Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.
“Sustainability is central to our legacy and our longevity. Ultimately, our company purpose is to ensure that future generations continue to enjoy wonderful seafood,” said Trias.