Pure Salmon, a global land-based salmon aquaculture company, is set to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s agriculture technology (AgTech) ecosystem by establishing its headquarters in the emirate. Through a partnership with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), Pure Salmon will receive financial and non-financial incentives to expand local food sustainability efforts. This partnership aligns with ADIO’s mission of advancing regional and global innovation and supporting businesses in the AgTech sector.
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recognizes the aquaculture sector as a priority for development, aiming to reduce pressure on overexploited fisheries and generate employment and wealth by producing high-quality seafood products. The introduction of Pure Salmon’s pioneering technology and knowledge to Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem is expected to enhance the emirate’s aquaculture capabilities and contribute to a sustainable impact on the aquaculture ecosystem.
Under the leadership of EAD, Abu Dhabi is witnessing significant growth in the aquaculture industry, aiming to meet market demand while preserving biodiversity and ensuring the protection of healthy and resilient ecosystems.
Pure Salmon’s Abu Dhabi headquarters will manage global production facilities in Poland, Japan, the United States, and France. With ADIO’s support, Pure Salmon will have the opportunity to hire top talent, expand its operations, and work towards its goal of becoming the largest global sustainable salmon producer, targeting a production volume of 260,000 tonnes per year. Additionally, Pure Salmon will collaborate with academic institutions to share its aquaculture expertise and contribute to the development of the Abu Dhabi ecosystem through the Pure Salmon Academy.
This partnership between Pure Salmon and ADIO signifies the commitment of Abu Dhabi to advancing its aquaculture capabilities and fostering sustainable food production.
Stephane Farouze, Chairman and Founder of 8F Asset Management and Board Director of Pure Salmon, said, â€œWe are proud and grateful to have ADIO as a strategic partner in the development of Pure Salmon. Setting up Pure Salmon’s global headquarters in Abu Dhabi will enable the growth of a local team that will advance sustainable economic solutions and establish the UAE as an industry leader. With ADIO’s support, Pure Salmon will advance towards its goal of supplying the world with nutritious, healthy and locally produced protein.
Published by Invest in Abu Dhabi by Abu Dhabi Investment Office