Pentair's W.A.T.E.R. team raises & harvests next cohort of fish!
On Friday, April 7, our PAES W.A.T.E.R. team harvested and sold about 250 pounds of live Hybrid Striped Bass (HSB). These fish had been purged in preparation for sale and live transport. Purging fish is a common practice in aquaculture in which feed is withheld for a period of time before moving fish, to allow the fish to empty their digestive systems, improve their flavor, and create less waste during live transport.
An additional 600 pounds of HSB were moved from Tank E1 to begin the purging process for upcoming sales. Average size of the fish was 726 grams each, or about 1.6 pounds. These fish came to us in August 2016, and are on day 247 of this growout trial.
Tank E1 is the main tank of our coolwater demonstration system, and is visible on our Live Video Camera at: http://paeswater.com/live-events.html