05-02-2014 | Blue Linked in magazine for fish professionals
With the juvenile stage of the turbot, the first test phase in Blue Linked's Experimenal Fish Fry Hatchery has been completed succesfully. Thanks to our broad network in public aquaria and marine science education, young turbots have found their way to Het Arsenaal (Vlissingen), Deltapark Neeltje Jans, Rotterdam Zoo and Hogeschool Zeeland.
A crown to it all is the article in VIS, the Dutch magazine for fish professionals in the retail trade, wholesale business and fish processing industry. Hopefully the publication leads to new contacts. At this stage we are ready to explore the market with the right partners and also start with the culture of other marine fish species.
A good culture result: juvenile turbot with a healthy weight (photo: M. Laterveer-de Beer).
The juvenile turbot from our first batch stands out in its natural body shape and pigmentation, characters which are not taken for granted in the traditional aquaculture (photo: M. Laterveer-de Beer).
Currently Blue Linked's Hatchery is preparing a next step: the culture of copepods as high value nourishment for fish fry. In order to meet the high requirements for the culture of the red algae Rhodomonas, a room is specially equipped in cooperation with the Dutch company Lgem. Rhodomonas is the proper food source for copepods and creates the first step in the ecological food chain.