Sole farming in captivity. (Photo: Futuna Blue)
Futuna Blue gets ready to start fattening sole
Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 03:40 (GMT + 9)
Futuna Blue Spain is adapting its new facilities for farming and fattening sole (Solea senegalensis), located in the industrial area of Tres Caminos, in the town of Puerto Real, Cadiz.
The company is working on the premises to install water treatment systems and culture tanks.
Futuna will be able to start the activity that was scheduled after submitting the necessary documents to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for obtaining mariculture authorization.
Once sole production begins, the company expects the fish to reach a market size that is between 400 and 500 grams in a period of 12-14 months.
After a year, it is expected the production capacity reaches 60 tonnes of sole.
The activity performed in the plant will contribute to the development of aquaculture in the Bay of Cadiz and to the creation of six direct jobs.
Thus, the aquaculture company confirms its strong commitment to this resource, which began in 2012 with the cultivation of larvae and the pre-fattening phase of fry.
Last January, the stock of reproducers reached 92 specimens, as it was detailed in a statement by Futuna Blue. These soles are being adjusted in facilities belonging to the firm.
Meanwhile, Futuna Blue is still working on farming and breeding bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus).
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