Monday, May 9, 2011

Cadiz will boast the largest sole farm in Europe

The Norwegian company Stolt Sea Farm plans to set up the largest European sole production and hatchery farm in Barbate and Santa María Port, in Cadiz. Company manager Niels Stolt Nielsen stated that after 13 years of research it was decided that Cadiz meets "all the necessary qualities for sole and turbot hatchery and production”.

The businessman introduced the Soleaqua farm implementation project together with the director of the firm in Spain, Pablo García, and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Clara Aguilera. Sole production would start on the 20-hectare farm of Retín, recently granted by the Ministry of Defence to Barbate (Cádiz).

Garcia stressed that sole production is "very delicate due to all the required specific conditions”, EFE news agency reported. Stolt Sea Farm plans to raise and fatten the sole on the premises of the Port Authority of Santa Maria Port, where the fish will remain until reaching their minimum weight for the sale, about 200 grams. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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