Land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire was named the "European Star of Innovation" during the 2019 European Small and Mid-Cap Awards event in Brussels on Nov. 13.

The annual awards recognize small to medium-sized companies that received capital through initial public offerings (IPO).

When it IPO'd in 2017, the stock was oversubscribed and share prices rose 7.1 percent from the issue price of NOK 280 (€28.00/$30.90),