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Taste of BC Aquafarms reports RAS progress

July 29, 2022  By  Nestor Arellano

(Image from Taste of BC Aquafarms)

Canadian land-based steelhead salmon grower Taste of BC Aquafarms has production milestones in its recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) operations, according to a report from its mother company Blue Star Foods Corp.

Blue Star Foods reported that all is well with its subsidiary’s second quarter operations.

“In Q2-2022, Taste of BC hatched its first batch of Chinook Salmon,” a press release from the Florida-based food company said. “To date, the fish are performing well in growth trials with good FCR, growth and very low mortality.”


Taste of BC plans to raise them to an average size of 3kg as it evaluates the potential of future species diversification within the Pacific Salmon family.

On December last year, the company entered into a two-year agreement to supply steelhead salmon fingerlings to another company that produces steelhead salmon in British Columbia.

The value of the contract is approximately $1 million. The first delivery of those fingerlings is currently scheduled for Q3 2022.

Taste of BC also hopes to complete the construction of its new, state of the art hatchery in Q3 2022. This project is enabling the company to evaluate the performance of the next generation designs planned for its large-scale expansion before they are finalized.

Over the last six  months, ending June 30, 2021, the average fish harvest weight has been 1.94Kg. The company targets a minimum of weight of 2kg for its steelhead salmon product.

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