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Land-based salmon farmer seals BAP certification

23 August 2018, at 8:41am

One of the world’s largest aquaponics facilities has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh operates a 160,000-square-foot aquaponics facility (soon to expand to 300,000 square feet) on a 720-acre native restoration project in the rural community of Northfield. It will be able to produce around 160,000 pounds (72 tonnes) of Atlantic salmon and steelhead annually and harvested its first fish on July 4. The company also produces around 1.5 million pounds of organic leafy greens annually.

The facilty will be able to produce 72 tonnes of Atlantic salmon and steelhead a year
The facilty will be able to produce 72 tonnes of Atlantic salmon and steelhead a year

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It is the first aquaponics facility, as well as the first land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP programme, which is run by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.

 

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