Faroese salmon farmer Hiddenfjord will soon start farming some of its salmon in a semi-closed system, in an effort to battle both the operations harsh conditions, and protect against disease outbreaks like the one that devastated the group two decades ago.

Hiddenfjord, the second-largest salmon Faroese farmer behind Bakkafrost, spent about DKK 150 million (€20 million/$21 million) on the project, which will include four cages across a single site, CEO Atli Gregersen told IntraFish.

The cages, purchased from Norwegian equipment supplier Fiizk, are now installed, but the company is being cautious about how much biomass to place in the cages and how large to raise the salmon farmed at the location.