Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bell Aquaculture Company Profile: 'Yellow Perch at Sea in the Cornfields of Indiana'

Quoting from the company profile by Robert Puro:

"What’s makes Bell Aquaculture stand out, aside from the fact that it is the nation’s largest producer of yellow perch, is the company’s dedication to sustainability throughout every link in its operation. Even before Bell built its innovative aquaculture facility and harvested its first fish, sustainability was priority one.

To insure efficient and sustainable water usage in its aquaculture operation, Bell uses an indoor state of the art Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), which was developed at the Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. On a flow basis Bell’s RAS reuses 99.8% of the water in the system. Additionally, the water that the fish are farmed in is purified on-site and held to almost the same standards as the municipal water supply. 'We want to make sure that we are good stewards of everything we do including the water that we use,' said McCowan. Having an indoor system also insures against danger from outside environmental contamination of any kind."

Link to the Seedstock Company Profile of Bell Aquaculture

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