Anglesey Aquaculture is up for sale, a representative of the company that owns the operation confirmed to SeafoodSource.
The company, which is owned by Linnaeus Corp., produced sea bass for premium retailers including Waitrose and Whole Foods at its facility in Anglesey, Wales, in the United Kingdom, until September 2015, when it ceased production.
According to Linneaus Corp. representative Vadim Dubrovin, Anglesey Aquaculture is Europe’s largest marine recirculating aquaculture facility, with an annual production capacity of 800 metric tons. It recently underwent improvements to its oxygenation infrastructure and effluent discharge systems and contains eight tanks for water supply that are equipped with a reed-bed purification system. The facility is also equipped with International Aqua-Tech (IAT) life-support systems that allow for rearing densities to up to 60 kg per meter.
The site also has a long-term lease and ample space for potential future expansion, Dubrovin said. The facility is currently optimized for sea bass production, but it can be reequipped for production of other species including yellowtail, barramundi, cobia or halibut, he said.
Dubrovin did not disclose an asking price for the facility but is accepting inquiries at [email protected].