Aquaculture and technology company Ace Aquatec will supply its electric stunner to land-based fish farms planned by Pure Salmon.
RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) facilities will be located in Japan, France and the United States, and Pure Salmon already operates a RAS farm in Poland.
Pure Salmon will use Dundee-based Ac Aquatec’s award-winning Humane Stunner Universal (HSU) electrical system to ensure the highest animal welfare standards, the company says.
Since last year, Ace Aquatec’s regional manager for Northern Europe, Preben Imset Matre, has been in talks with the harvesting company. He added: “Over the past few months we have been working closely with Pure Salmon on their upcoming harvesting facilities in Japan, France and the United States. We are grateful for their trust and very happy with the collaboration. Pure Salmon’s vision of building state-of-the-art production and harvesting facilities that put fish welfare first is a perfect match for our technology and products.
“We look forward to supporting the team with a bespoke product that achieves their ultimate goals of high animal welfare and better products.”
David Cahill, Global Head of Production at Pure Salmon, said, “Conscious fish farming and animal welfare are at the heart of Pure Salmon’s mission to accelerate the transition to healthy and sustainable protein. Ace Aquatec’s innovative solutions help us raise the bar and achieve a more humane and respectful harvest.
Pure Salmon is owned by private equity fund 8F Asset Management, which raised £290m last year to develop RAS facilities in Poland, Japan, France and the United States.