Land-based salmon ventures have reached a critical point in their evolution -- they are attracting more skilled workers from outside the aquaculture sector and, in doing so, creating drivers for new investment, said Ernst&Young (EY) Managing Partner Eirik Moe.

"The sector is under a self-strengthening mindset, whereby bringing more skills requires more capital, which in turn increases the probability of success," Moe told IntraFish.

In the last year several industry players have ramped up plans for land-based production volumes and new entrants have also expressed interest in the field.