Miami, Florida-based Blue Star Foods has announced that its wholly-owned RAS subsidiary, Taste of BC Aquafarms, has shared recent developments and released key operating performance metrics for the first half of 2022.
Recent developments and near-term milestones
- Possible introduction of new Pacific Salmon species
- In the second quarter, Taste of BC hatched its first batch of Chinook Salmon. To date, the fish are performing well in growth trials with good FCR, growth and low mortality. The company plans to raise them to an average size of three kilograms as it evaluates the potential of future species diversification.
- Update on fingerling contract
- On Dec. 5, the company entered into a two-year agreement to supply Steelhead Salmon fingerlings to another company that produces steelhead salmon in British Columbia. The first delivery of those fingerlings is scheduled for late 2022.
- Completion of hatchery
- The company intends to complete the construction of its new hatchery later this year. This project is allowing the company to evaluate the performance of the next generation designs planned for its large-scale expansion before they are finalized.
“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,” said Ben Atkinson, president of Taste of BC.
“At the end of Q2 2022, we finished with a standing biomass of 40 metric ton in our facility, which was originally designed for 27 metric ton, without compromising water conditions or fish performance. We are extremely pleased with the capabilities of our pilot system which provides a solid foundation upon which we are designing our forthcoming expansion.”
Blue Star Foods Corp. is an integrated ESG company that processes, packages and sells seafood products. The company also owns and operates the oldest operating RAS full grow-out salmon farm in North America.
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