BluGen building 1,000-MT olive flounder RAS in South Korea

Published on
November 29, 2022
The construction site for BlueGen's planned olive flounder recirculating aquaculture system.

Busan, South Korea-based BluGen is working on a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) project to produce olive flounder, which it said will be the first system of its type in the country.

The farming project in Goheung aims to use BluGen’s eighth-generation broodstockto produce 1,000 metric tons (MT) of olive flounder annually. Additionally, a hatchery within the project will be able to provide 80 million precision-bred olive flounder seedlings per year once operational, the company said in a release.

Construction work at the facility began in 2021, and was 60 percent complete as of November 2022. BluGen expects to begin farming fish at the facility in Q4 2023 ... 

Photo courtesy of BlueGen

Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

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