New partnership brings Ace Aquatec’s high-welfare stunning methods to the Americas

Scotland’s Ace Aquatec have partnered with Pisces Fish Machinery Inc as their first stunning equipment distributor in North, Central and South America as their business expands.

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
5 September 2022, at 11:30am
humane fish stunner
Ace Aquatec developed a humane stunning method for fish at slaughter

The in-water electrical stunner has a 100 percent stun rate and an impressive record of reducing stress at harvest © Ace Aquatec

The newly-formed partnership will see Pisces supply the company’s award-winning stunners for tilapia, trout, salmon and seabass to its customers across the Americas, where fish welfare and ethical practices have moved to the top of the agenda for many producers, supermarkets and consumers.

With extensive experience in serving the needs of processors worldwide and an established network, Pisces are well placed to supply Ace Aquatec’s in-water electrical stunner which has a 100 percent stun rate and an impressive record of reducing stress at harvest.

Ace Aquatec’s chief sales and marketing officer, Tara McGregor-Woodhams, said, “Pisces have been leading the way in fish processing since 1983 and are highly regarded as the best in class for manufacturing a range of award-winning fish processing machines.

“We’re thrilled to be working closely with their team of experienced aquaculture professionals. This partnership will help us to roll out and lead on the distribution of our stunning technology across the Americas and gain key insight into one of our key target market.”

Trevor Wastel, CEO from Pisces Fish Machinery Inc added, “In-water electrical stunning has long been on our radar for helping strengthen our full-line offering in the fish processing industry. Not only does it create a calmer processing line before bleeding and filleting, but it accelerates the move to higher welfare standards at every point of harvesting.

“We’re delighted to be forming this partnership with Ace Aquatec and introducing our customers to their industry leading technology, it’s exactly what the Americas market has needed.”

Earlier this year, Ace Aquatec appointed Australian equipment supplier Fresh by Design as its first distributor in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The newly-formed partnership supplies the in-water electrical stunner to its customers across Australia and New Zealand.