In the second quarter of 2022, Taste of BC Aquafarms, a wholly-owned RAS subsidiary by Blue Star Foods Corp., has hatched its first batch of Chinook Salmon. According to Blue Star Foods, the fish are performing well in growth trials with good FCR, growth, and very low mortality. Further, the plan is to raise them to an average size of 3kg.
In December of 2021, the company entered into a 2-year agreement to supply Steelhead salmon fingerlings to another company that produces steelhead salmon in British Columbia. The value seems to be $1 million in total. The first delivery of those fingerlings will be in Q3-2022. Finally, its new will be ready in the third quarter of 2022.
Regarding this, Ben Atkinson, president of Taste of BC said: “At the end of Q2-2022, we finished with standing biomass of 40MT in our facility. This was originally designed for 27MT, without compromising water conditions or fish performance.”
Also, he explained: “The first six months of 2022 have been focused on increasing standing biomass within our pilot facility as we continue to limit test system capabilities. We are extremely pleased with the capabilities of our pilot system. It provides a solid foundation upon which we are designing our forthcoming expansion.”
About Taste of BC Aquafarms Inc.
Taste of BC Aquafarms Inc. is a family-operated company located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Incorporated in 2010, the company operates the oldest continuously operating RAS system full grow-out salmon farm in North America.
In addition, their “Little Cedar Falls” brand steelhead salmon has been on the market since 2013, considered now as a premium land-grown, sustainable salmon. The Company is a member of Ocean Wise.
About Blue Star Foods Corp.
Blue Star Foods Corp. is an integrated ESG seafood company that processes, packages, and sells high-value seafood products. Moreover, it utilizes best-in-class technology, in both resource sustainability management and traceability, and ecological packaging.
Besides, the company owns and operates the oldest continuously operating Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) full grow-out salmon farm in North America. It is based in Miami, Florida.