Blooming Blue Bioeconomy

Here in the North, aquaculture and greenhouse farming ecosystems might well be the next big success story. Now, OIA’s Industry 2026 ecosystem in cooperation with Laitakarin Kala Oy is paving the way for the food production of the future by utilising latest industry innovations.

By 2030, the world needs 50 % more food, 45 % more energy and 30 % more water. This increase in demand creates pressure on supply. Additionally, it creates pressure for food safety and domestic food production, in the areas where production conditions are harsh. Currently in Finland, of all the fish sold on the market, two thirds is imported.

Laitakarin Kala is applying for Finland’s single biggest fish farm license for the area located just north of Oulu, in Haukipudas. Upon completion, Laitakarin Kala will produce over 1 million kilos of rainbow trout per year to be sold on both domestic and international markets. Trouts are farmed both at open sea and on land in a recirculation aquaculture system.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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