Aquaculture is an underutilized means of protein production. In the next 15 years, over half of fish for human consumption will come from the aquaculture industry with land-based aquaculture as the primary means of future growth. Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) is a technique for raising aquatic species in a closed, indoor, land-based system to minimize water consumption, provide maximum control of the fish’s environment, and reduce the risk of exposure to parasites, disease, and predators.

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Whole Oceans

Whole Oceans is a Maine company on track to become America’s premier, land-based producer of sustainable farm-raised Atlantic Salmon. With construction beginning in 2019, we are building a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system at the site of a former papermill in Bucksport, Maine. Once the facility is complete, it will be one of the largest land-based salmon facilities in the world and a champion for the local economy.

To learn more about Whole Oceans, visit their website.

Kuterra Salmon

Kuterra Salmon is located in northern Vancouver Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Since 2013, Kuterra has been producing market sized, sustainably grown Atlantic salmon, which are sold to West Coast markets. Our clean, energy efficient recirculating aquaculture system helps us create the best possible environment for growing salmon. The result is a great tasting fish that meets our customers’ most demanding requirements.

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Emergent is on the forefront of aquaculture development in North America. Want to join us? Send us a message here and we will contact you.