Poles show potential of land based farming
A POLISH land based salmon farm has successfully grown several batches of harvest size fish since it was established two years ago.
Global Fish, based near Warsaw, has a 600-tonne capacity recirculation aquaculture system, producing fish from eggs to smolts and up to 5kg marketable salmon.
It runs commercially, with a small-scale production for the local market.
The facility has been equipped with Israeli RAS technology from AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies, which describes the Polish operation as partly an R&D and training centre.
David Hazut, CEO of AquaMaof, which is based in Rosh Ha’ayin, said: ‘We see significant growth potential in the supply of recirculating aquaculture systems to salmon production companies.
‘The investment in Poland will serve two main purposes: first, we are operating this facility as an R&D centre, collecting valuable information and analysing it, for further innovation in the RAS area. Secondly, it serves as a training facility for our customers’ staff.’
Global Fish houses multiple RAS rearing units, with tank space ranging from 1-200 m3, all under strict standard operating procedures, which maximise growth conditions for salmon.
AquaMaof said that its advanced Zero Discharge Technology utilises proprietary water reuse techniques. And efficient power consumption dramatically reduces the costs of energy.
AquaMaof is also the company behind Grieg NL’s hatchery and nursery RAS facility in Newfoundland, which has capacity for seven million smolts.
Above: An AquaMaof installed trout farm in Moscow