Ventisqueros to build new hatchery in Los Ríos region

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The hatchery will produce six million fish a year and hopes to receive its first roe by the end of 2019.

Danish water treatment and RAS supplier Billund Aquaculture recently announced they have reached an agreement with Chilean salmon farmer Ventisqueros to design and build a fish farm in Cocule, in the Region of Los Ríos, Chile, according to Aqua.cl.

The hatchery will produce six million fish a year. The project will include two hatchery units, two start-feeding systems, two fry systems and two smolt systems, as well as affluent and effluent treatment units.

“It is designed using high levels of automation and control in all processes, making it one-of-a-kind in Chile and one of the most advanced fish farms in the world,” said Billund Aquaculture Chile’s General Manager, Marcelo Varela.