Greek aquaculture company Philosofish installs Ace Aquatec's humane stunner

Published on
August 11, 2023

Ace Aquatec has continued to make inroads into the aquaculture industry as Greek aquaculture company Philosofish has adopted its humane stunner technology.

Philosophish, which farms sea bream and bass, installed two of Ace Aquatec’s in-water humane stunners in April 2023. According to a release from the two companies, the new stunner has been “transformative” for the company’s production, both increasing efficiency and quality.

Philosofish aims to create the most modern aquaculture facilities in Greece, and provide high-quality seafood that’s farmed with a low environmental footprint in an ethical manner. That philosophy, Philosofish CEO Nikos Liberis said, made Ace Aquatec’s stunning technology a good fit for the company.

“We opted for Ace Aquatec’s humane stunning technology as it aligns with our inherent responsibility towards our fish and our commitment to setting industry benchmarks for animal welfare. Making this investment underlines our vision to inspire change and push the boundaries in the Greek aquaculture industry,” Liberis said.

The stunner, he said, continues the company’s drive to be a “pioneer” in the aquaculture sector.

“That’s why we've adopted in-water stunning because we believe that it's the right, humane thing to do,” Liberis said. “As a leader in sustainable fish farming, our goal is to not only embrace progressive practices but to inspire others within the industry to follow suit. We're committed to our pursuit of delivering the highest quality seafood while leading the way in advocating for animal and employee welfare.”

Ace Aquatec’s in-water stunner, which won a Global Aquaculture Innovation Award in 2019, is designed to stun a fish in a stress-free manner.

“It’s been inspiring working with Philosofish as they install our humane stunners on their harvesting vessels,” Ace Aquatec CSMO Tara McGregor-Woodhams said. “They are already seeing operational efficiencies and quality improvements as they embrace their role as leaders in humane aquaculture practices in Greece and the wider Mediterranean area.”

Photo courtesy of Ace Aquatec

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