Aquaculture and technology business Ace Aquatec will be providing its electrical stunner for land-based fish farms being planned by Pure Salmon.
The RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) facilities will be located in Japan, France and the USA, and Pure Salmon already operates a RAS farm in Poland.
Pure Salmon will be using the award-winning electrical Humane Stunner Universal (HSU) system from Dundee-based Ac Aquatec in order, the company said, to ensure the highest animal welfare standards.
Since last year, Ace Aquatec’s Northern Europe Regional Manager, Preben Imset Matre, has been in talks with the harvesting company. He added: “Over the last few months, we’ve been working closely with Pure Salmon on their upcoming harvesting facilities in Japan, France and USA. We are grateful for their trust, and very pleased with the collaboration. Pure Salmon’s vision of building state-of-the-art production and harvesting facilities that puts fish welfare at the forefront is a perfect fit for our technology and products.
“We’re looking forward to supporting the team with a bespoke product that reaches their ultimate goals of high animal welfare and better products.”
David Cahill, Global Head of Production for Pure Salmon, commented: “Conscious fish husbandry and animal welfare are at the core of Pure Salmon’s mission to accelerate the transition towards healthy and sustainable protein. Ace Aquatec’s innovative solutions are helping us raise the bar and achieve more humane and respectful harvesting.”
Pure Salmon is owned by private equity fund 8F Asset management, which last year raised £290m to develop RAS facilities in Poland, Japan, France and the US.