Big Tree Creek turns on the tap

February 22, 2017 - Sayward, B.C.

Completion of new recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) at Marine Harvest freshwater rearing facilities continues at good pace, despite challenging winter conditions for construction crews.

In late January, Big Tree Creek’s saw its first fish safely enter new six metre systems. Offering an additional 460 metres of rearing space, site staff are suitably impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship.   

“The systems look excellent, and fish entry was seamless,” says Big Tree Creek Manager Chris McNeill.

Chris notes that each system includes the very latest RAS technologies including automated oxygen control, 100 percent ozonation and ultraviolet sterilization. The company’s designs are mechanically identical to its other RAS systems at other locations, thus requiring less parts in inventory, and maintenance staff can quickly and effectively troubleshoot.

Big Tree Creek RAS