Poles show po­ten­tial of land based farm­ing

Fish Farmer - - European News -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.