Hollywood Reporter –
The Big Little Lies, Private Practice, Boston Public and Ally McBeal creator told an audience that he had grown up on a horse farm in Maine and had thought he would never want to get near a farm again. “I studied in high school and one of the biggest motivators was so I would get to stop mucking stalls,” he said.
But now, years later, he has a farm in his life. In a chat with aquarium CEO and president Jerry Schubel, Kelley talked about starting his own U.S.-based aquaculture farm, which raises steelhead trout (the species is a cousin of salmon, part of the salmonid family of fish). “I guess like a salmon,” he said, “I’m sort of returning upriver to the stream I began on and have returned to farm life.”
The farm is called Riverence, harking to the idea of having a reverence for rivers. It’s comprised of a brood farm in Washington state — “We really drilled down on selective breeding, perfect the genetics and breeding fish for vigor,” said Kelley — and eight aquaculture locations in Idaho.