Mitsubishi-owned Cermaq is ruling out moves into land-based salmon farming -- at least in the short term -- preferring instead to trial closed-containment systems as the industry explores alternatives to traditional netpen production.

"It may be that our parent company Mitsubishi does some trials on it, but in the shorter term Cermaq will not be into it," Cermaq Global Group CEO Steven Rafferty told IntraFish at the Seafood Expo Global trade fair in Barcelona.