We raise our trout from egg to market weight in our 100% land-based freshwater facility.
Why Land-based Recirculation Aquaculture?
- Fish waste is captured and does not end up in the marine environment
- It minimizes water use by recirculating it through our system
- Using ground water rather than surface water or the ocean helps us to: 1) minimize the risk of introducing disease to our fish, and 2) maintain high growth rates because our water temperature stays higher during the winter months
- We can control the water quality in our system (i.e. cleanliness, temperature, oxygen levels) and can make sure the conditions are optimized for trout growth & development
- We work every day to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our system. For example, we test the water quality daily in an effort to be the best possible; all packaging is recyclable; we are working towards 100% recirculation of the water (so the water is 100% reused, instead of extracting more ground water)
Our Rainbow Trout
- Average market weight 1-4lbs
- Whole fish
- Fresh or frozen
- Mild to moderate, delicate flavor
- Pinkish orange flesh
- High-quality protein
- Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
- Excellent source of vitamin B12
- Source of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium, and iron
- Raised and handled with care
- Trout is as high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids as Salmon, but with a milder taste.
The WHO recommends that adults’ intake 250mg of Omega 3 Fatty Acids per day.
- The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice per week to protect your heart.
- Being high in B12 and Omega 3 Trout is the perfect food to prevent the loss of neurons and prevent dementia.
- About 2 ounces of trout on average contains 77% of the recommended daily intake of B12.
- B12 is known as a mood booster, and can reduce your risk of eye degeneration and osteoporosis.
- Niacin helps your body turn food into energy, and is known to lower cholesterol and ease arthritis.
- Raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics, and handled with care.
Recirculation Aquaculture System
Our recirculation aquaculture system uses pumps to bring clean well water into our facility where it gets oxygenated before entering our fish tanks and is then mechanically and biologically filtered and recirculated back into our fish tanks. This system allows us to re-use much of our water. The mechanical filter removes any solids, and the biological filter uses naturally-occurring bacteria to clean the water of the nutrients contained in fish waste.
With upgrades to our facility in 2019, our solid waste will be collected and used as agricultural fertilizer at Hamilton’s Hopyard.
We currently have two recirculation aquaculture facilities and are capable of raising more than 250,000 fish on site at a time. Construction of our third building is underway…