Ballard Partners has signed Atlantic Sapphire, which is building the world's largest land-raised salmon farm in former tomato fields thirty miles south of Miami.
The first batch of salmon will be harvested in the fall.
Completion of the four-phase construction project is scheduled for 2030. The farm will employ more than 30K people.
The US imports 95 percent of its salmon. Atlantic Sapphire expects to grab a 12 percent share of the market by 2026.
Brian Ballard, who chaired the Trump Victory fundraising campaign, represents Atlantic Sapphire with Miami-based executive VP Jose Diaz, a former member of Florida's House of Representatives.
The firm handles economic development opportunities related to domestic aquaculture and trade issues for Atlantic Sapphire, which is headquartered in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.