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Fish farm seminar offers organic education

US - The principal owner of AquaRanch Industries says theres more a fish farm coming to Clovis than just fish.

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo
AquaRanch president Myles Marston, left, explains to seminar attendees Wednesday the benefits of A.B.C.’s Plus, a nutritional supplement for horses.

Besides raising more than 30,000 tilapia a year, the company plans to market several organic byproducts from the fish farm, including vegetables, herbs, fertilizers and animal supplements.

Garth Waston spoke Wednesday at a seminar on organic food held at the Clovis Civic Center.

Watson said the company plans to grow “Every produce that’s grown in New Mexico.”

But more than just telling people about organic foods, AquaRanch served about 130 people a lunch of organically grown fish. The company also served salad and dressing made with organic vegetables.

“The fish was delicious, the salad was delicious and the people were delightful, they answered all the questions we had,” said Denise Wiley of Clovis, an organic farmer with Good Shepherd Farm.

“We're glad they're here to educate people more on organics.”