AgriMarine harvests first chinook crop in Canada


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 27, 2012

AgriMarine, a floating closed-containment technology and sustainable aquaculture company, on Tuesday announced that it harvested its first commercial crop of chinook salmon at its Canadian demonstration site in Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The company said the harvest results prove the commercial value of its sustainable aquaculture technology.

The fish reached harvestable size in 13 months and were delivered under contract to the company’s U.S. customer. Additionally, only three sea lice were found in the entire crop of fish, proving that the AgriMarine system effectively controls infestation, said the company.

“Although final harvest numbers are not complete, we have so far harvested and sold over 95 percent of the original stocking numbers,” said Richard Buchanan, president and CEO of AgriMarine. “We have taken the lessons learned into our new tank deliveries and continuing farm research at the site.”

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