Monday, June 13, 2011

High tech Canaries hatchery remains unopened

Following a 30 percent fall in aquaculture production in the Canary Islands, Alevines y Doradas SA has decided to keep its fish hatchery, the most modern in the European Union (EU), closed. According to the company director, José Luis Guersi, the plant will not start fry breeding until aquaculture recovers. This delay occurs even though the hatchery located in the south of Gran Canaria is ready to operate and employ about 40 people.

Demand is weak and the sea bass and sea bream farming plant can only start when it has all the guarantees of profitability, the businessman said. The hatchery has the capacity to produce not only sea bass and sea bream, but also other species such as croacker. It has the potential to replace imports of fry to the Canary Islands as it can produce up to 40 million fish a year. 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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