World’s first sockeye raised in land-based fish farm

Metro News
March 28, 2013

With three giant, aluminum pools brimming with thousands of sockeye salmon, a Surrey, B.C., company has become the first in the world to successfully raise the quintessential west coast species in a land-based fish farm — a methodology heralded as one solution to a host of problems associated with the salmon farming industry.

Willowfield Enterprises spent the past 15 years perfecting the farming technology and raising the brood, but will gut, scale, package and sell its first batch of sockeye next week, according to Don Read, the company’s owner.

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