Tag Archives: Farm Diversification

Land Based Fish Farm For Sale in Manitoba Canada – Turn Key Business

Closed Containment Aquaculture Opportunity Land – Based Hatchery with Arctic Char Breeding Stock and Inventory This is an established operating aquaculture business. This family owned commercial fish hatchery has been operating for the past 17 years, the primary fish species is Arctic Char. The owner has developed an in house multi – year class unique… Read More »

Aquaculture’s Next Big Thing?

More than a thousand walleye are in the six sets of circular water tanks at the UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, Wis. And they swim around in near-total darkness, their environment protected by several sets of pitch-black curtains. “Walleye are sunset and nighttime feeders,” explained Chris Hartleb, UWSP professor of aquaculture and… Read More »

Five Reasons why Farmers are turning to Aquaculture

1. Demand America’s appetite for seafood is growing and with 83% of it being imported from outside of the country, farmers are recognizing an opportunity to feed this demand from their existing infrastructures. 2. Sustainability The UN has estimated that the world’s food output needs to double by 2050. With depleting wild stocks and an… Read More »

New canola has exciting aquaculture possibilities – The Western Producer

  BASF and Cargill have developed what’s being called a “groundbreaking” canola, which they believe could expand demand the way high oleic canola did for the industry. The oil produced from their EPA/DHA canola will be used as a re-placement for fish oil in aquaculture diets. “What this does is really create a new market… Read More »

Aquaculture opportunities emerging in Manitoba – an expanding food farming sector in the Prairie provinces.

Aquaculture has been practiced in Manitoba since the late 1960s. It began with experimental stocking and fish growth studies in “pothole” lakes in the Erickson area in southwestern Manitoba. These pothole stockings were conducted by the DFO Canada Freshwater Institute and the Manitoba Government. Many of these lakes were considered to have the potential to… Read More »