Langsand Laks is the largest, commercial recirculating aquaculture system in the world. With a combination of energy efficient technology and innovation, Langsand Laks raises fresh Atlantic salmon in optimal conditions.
The world’s population is rapidly growing and the need for healthy and nutritious food is becoming more crucial than ever before. The team at Langsand Laks are leaders in redefining the way for tomorrow’s sustainable aquaculture initiatives. By doing our part, we are meeting our world’s future consumption needs.
As we continue to innovate, we are leading the way for salmon farming to grow in a more sustainable direction. Therefore, contributing to the conservation of our marine environments.Meet the people committed to this mission
I'm proud of the Atlantic salmon we grow. The quality of our salmon is something that I stand behind.– Thue Holm, CEO
At Langsand Laks we listen to the debate. This debate has particularly raged around the use of fish oil and fishmeal in salmon diets. With a ratio of fish in to fish out (FIFO) of less than 1.4, we are responsibly converting fish meal and oil into high quality salmon.
Langsand Laks is not only operating an energy efficient recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), it is protecting our environment at a larger scale. By generating geothermal and wind on-site, Langsand Laks is working with the local climate to deliver the energy it needs for operation without contributing to the changes in our global climate.
Langsand Laks is proud to be located in Denmark. Denmark is not only a leader in manufacturing wind turbines it is also a pioneer in subsidizing its energy usage with renewable sources.
Growing Atlantic salmon on land in controlled environments reduces negative impacts to the ocean.
Sustainable seafood does not jeopardize the ecosystems from which it was acquired.
Waste, escapees, and spread of disease are mitigated at Langsand Laks.
Langsand Laks operates a closed containment recirculating aquaculture system (RAS). In this system, salmon are hatched and raised to maturity in tanks constructed on land. Water from the tanks is continually filtered, maintaining a controlled environment for healthy fish.
Langsand Laks RAS uses state-of-the-art technology from Billund Aquaculture, an international technology company with a 25-year track record delivering successful recirculating systems. These systems offer a viable alternative to ocean net-pen farming, employing energy and water efficient production techniques on a small-scale, considering its capacity of reaching 4,000 metric tonnes in size.See our Partners to learn more about other firms that we believe strive for continuous excellence.
Improvements to technology arise when need drives innovation, which in turn drives change./////////////////////
Protein in salmon contains all the essential amino acids. Salmon can therefore serve as a sole source of protein.
Salmon is a good
source of the long, polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA.
The major form of vitamin A is retinol. Vitamin A has an important function for the retina of the eye and helps to keep the mucous membrane intact.
Fat-soluble vitamin D improves the uptake of calcium and phosphates in the intestine and also helps regulate the level of calcium in the blood.
Vitamin B12 helps the formation of red blood cells. Too little vitamin B12 can result in a form of anemia.
Iodine plays a central role in metabolism by regulating important hormones. Fish is an important dietary source of iodine.
Using best management practices and safety protocols, we ensure customer satisfaction and trust are gained. Langsand Laks uses responsible husbandry methods that exceed marine ecology and environmental standards. For these reasons, Langsand Laks provides fresh, nutritious Atlantic Salmon to help all of our customers achieve better health.See Certifications + Partners for more information.
At Langsand Laks, our #1 value is to grow high quality Atlantic salmon. Atlantic salmon that redefines sustainability.
We pride ourselves on our ongoing commitment to find innovative ways to maintain a low environmental footprint. We have a mindset that never settles and always strives. By striving for the top, we are leading the closed containment, land-based aquaculture industry in the right direction. Through the specialized, efficient design of the Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) our team can ensure accountability and reliability of production.
Does our work and efforts go unrecognized? Never!
At Langsand Laks we believe in continuous training and knowledge-sharing. We are both leaders and innovators because of our strong certainty that learning never stops. We are always grateful to join the conversations about sustainable aquaculture in international seminars, workshops and conferences.
Preben has been a land-based fish farmer for more than 15 years. His proven success time and time again promotes the positive impact land-based fish farming systems can offer.
Thue has worked with re-circulation technology in Europe, North America and Chile. He specializes in land-based salmon farming techniques and recirculation technologies. With his vision, Thue is the CEO of Langsand Laks and Atlantic Sapphire.
Created by the Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue as a global standard for salmon farming. This certification came out of a comprehensive multi-stakeholder process that addressed innovative approaches to salmon farming’s environmental and social impacts. Langsand Laks is participating in the Pilot Program Certification Process happening in 2012 with plans to pursue the certification in 2013.
MBA Seafood Watch recommend which seafood to buy or avoid, helping consumers and businesses become advocates for ocean-friendly seafood. You can get their recommendations online, or on your mobile devices. Langsand Laks is aiming to be evaluated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch external assessment program. This program would evaluate Langsand Laks best practices to pursue a specific recommendation for Atlantic salmon grown in closed containment land-based conditions.
Whole Foods Market owns and operates a chain of natural foods supermarkets. Their seafood quality standards are committed to ensure only the best quality products are on the shelves. This occurs by evaluating ingredients, freshness, safety, taste and nutritive value in addition to scientific evidence and environmental research. Specifically, the farmed seafood quality standards adhere to strict protocols that only the leading international seafood producers can meet. Langsand Laks is proud to be undergoing assessment with a third party in 2012 to verify that it is meeting Whole Foods Seafood Quality Standards requirements.