Superior Fresh facilities. (Photo: Superior Fresh)
Aquaponics facility lands BAP Certification
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 22:00 (GMT + 9)
Wisconsin land-based fish farmer and hydroponic vegetable grower has become the largest aquaponics facilities to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced.
The firm, Superior Fresh, is the first aquaponics facility in the BAP program as well as the first land-based, recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP program.
The company operates a 160,000-square-foot aquaponics facility (soon to expand to 300,000 square feet) on a 720-acre native restoration project in the rural community of Northfield, Wis., just harvested its first fish on July 4 and will be able to produce around 160,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon and steelhead annually.
It also produces around 1.5 million pounds of organic leafy greens annually.
- First US land-farmed Atlantic salmon available for sale across Wisconsin