Cooke Aquaculture subsidiary taking part in fully-integrated cleaner fish demonstration trial

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Cleaner Fish – “An Innovative and Green Technology for our Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Industry” is a project on behalf of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Department of Ocean Sciences (DOS) and Cooke Aquaculture’s Newfoundland division, Cold Ocean Salmon.

The project, which was reported in NAIA’s (Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association) Cold Harvest magazine, will allow the industry to demonstrate the effectiveness of cultured lumpfish against sea lice in salmon cages and is the largest fully-integrated (hatchery, nursery, transport, sea cage site) demonstration trial in Canada.

Sheldon George (R) President and Chair of the Board at the lumpfish hatchery in Belleoram, NL, Canada PHOTO: NAIA’s Cold Harvest magazine

Specifically, this project will address: broodstock development, hatchery and juvenile production, fish health, farm-related implementation strategies and other aspects of cleaner fish use.

The NAIA said: “We are very proud here at the Department of Ocean Sciences to partner with Cold Ocean Salmon to help play a key role in aquaculture which is the fastest growing food sector in the world.”