European land-based salmon startup Columbi Salmon is planning an initial public offering (IPO) later this year or early next year, Kolbjorn Giskeodegard, founder and CFO of the company, said at the recent North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF).

Columbi Salmon, founded by ex-Nordea executives Anders Hagen, Kolbjorn Giskeodegard and Ivar Refnes, is planning a land-based salmon farm in Oostende, Belgium, with a projected production capacity of 12,000-15,000 metric tons in the first phase.

"We are now two years old and still a private company, but hopefully not for long," said Giskeodegard.