AgriMarine Exports Pacific Salmon Eggs to China
Feb 07, 2012
OTC Disclosure News Service
Vancouver, BC, Canada –
AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “AgriMarine”), a leader in floating solid-wall containment technology and production for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to announce that it has exported 1.5 million Pacific salmon ova to its 100% owned hatchery in Benxi, China. The ova from British Columbia come from genetic stocks that have been selected for their high growth performance and are federally-certified and pathogen-free. It is estimated that the potential value of these fish in China will be over $20 million when they reach market size in 2013 and 2014.
In order to accommodate the Company’s largest shipment to date of Canadian salmon ova, AgriMarine recently completed Phase 2 of its plan to modernize its hatchery. With the installation of new Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) technology, the Company will be able to expand its smolt production capacity to 5 million annually through greater efficiency in the use of its already impressive ground water resources. This modernization lays the groundwork for future increased salmon harvests and puts the Benxi hatchery on par with the latest hatchery technology anywhere in the world.
“Despite world-wide salmon price volatility in the markets in 2011, we are still seeing strong demand for our locally produced, fresh and frozen fish products, which are free of import tariffs, duties and transatlantic transportation costs”, remarked Richard Buchanan, President and CEO of AgriMarine Holdings. “We have a progressive, planned approach to increase fish production in our Chinese farms as we focus our efforts into growing distribution channels.”
AgriMarine’s strategic position in China makes it the leader in local salmon production. The next salmon harvest is scheduled for Q3, 2012.
About AgriMarine Holdings Inc.
Canadian-based AgriMarine is an aquaculture technology company engaged in the development, commercialization and licensing of proprietary solid-wall closed containment systems for the rearing of finfish. The Company utilizes its innovative, clean technology to rear salmon and trout in its farms in China and Canada. The AgriMarine System can be applied worldwide in warm or cold climate conditions, in oceans, reservoirs and lakes. The AgriMarine System addresses sustainability issues in finfish aquaculture, creates an optimal fish rearing environment, offers a better farm management system with added environmental benefits and meets consumer and retailer demands for sustainable aquaculture.
For further information contact:
Richard Buchanan, Alexia Helgason
President and CEO Manager,Media Relations and Marketing
AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (604) 728-4407
1810 – 999 West Hastings Street, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver, B.C., V6C 2W2
Telephone: (604) 568-4672
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