Swiss Blue Salmon, a Zurich-based startup that plans to build a land-based salmon farm, has appointed Sune Moller as its new chief technical officer (CTO).
Moller comes most recently from Netherlands-based yellowtail farmer The Kingfish Company, where he served as head of construction since 2019.
Prior to that, he worked at Danish-based Billund Aquaculture, where he held project manager roles.
Swiss Blue is not the first land-based producer in the country. Swisslachs, another Swiss land-based salmon farmer, has been operational since 2016.
The group is raising capital to expand its overall capacity to 1,800 metric tons -- double its current level.
The company harvested its first batch of salmon in 2018, but it still needs to optimize processes to reach its initial 600-metric-ton target.
In 2019, Swisslachs harvested 300 metric tons of salmon at an average weight of 3.1 kilograms.