Unity Marine is made up of Danish company Pisco APS and local company Fortuna Ltd.
Salmon farming was trialled in the 1980s at Fox Bay and although conditions were found to be favourable, the trials did not progress. A brown trout venture was piloted by local company Fortuna Ltd. in 2013 and continues with its operations today. However, in November 2019 Executive Council approved £193,000 to investigate the creation of a large-scale aquaculture industry, specifically Atlantic salmon. The Executive Council documents state that near-shore salmon farming could be a significant contributor for the Falkland Islands economy.
Unity Marine believes that the Falklands could support 200,000 tonnes of salmon annually and submitted various studies to the Government in March 2019. The Falkland Islands Government said it didn’t have the in-house capacity to fully assess the proposal and agreed on a budget to hire an independent aquaculture advisor to manage the assessment.
The new approach was the appointment of MacAlister Elliot and Partners (MEP)