Rollo Bay Farm, Canada
AquaBounty’s Vertical Integration Begins Here
AquaBounty’s Rollo Bay farm cares for our salmon broodstock, eggs, and fry in a state-of-the-art hatchery using Recirculating Aquaculture Systems technology. We are unique among land-based RAS farms due to our vertical integration in all aspects of salmon production—from egg to harvest.
AquaBounty’s vertical integration combined with our operational expertise affords us diversification opportunities. Therefore, we are increasing production capacity at our Rollo Bay facility to increase conventional broodstock, eggs and fry due to increased demand for Atlantic salmon eggs in North America.
In addition to conventional Atlantic salmon eggs and fry, the expanded Rollo Bay facility will continue to support AquaBounty’s genetically engineered egg requirements for our Albany, Indiana farm, our first large-scale farm in Pioneer, Ohio, and future farms.
The Rollo Bay expansion is expected to occur over the next two years and will increase AquaBounty’s egg production capacity from 8 million to 30 million eggs annually.
Current progress of Rollo Bay Expansion:
New tanks under construction at AquaBounty’s Rollo Bay Farm.
“AquaBounty’s vertical integration through each phase of our salmon lifecycle, from control of egg and broodstock production through grow-out and harvest, allows us a unique degree of insight and control over every aspect of our operations.”
– Sylvia Wulf, AquaBounty CEO
Rollo Bay Milestones:
- Used initially to grow AquaBounty GE Atlantic salmon on a commercial scale within a 250 metric-ton-per-year Recirculating Aquaculture System
- Proof-of-concept facility to test RAS ability to recirculate 99% of the water used
- Transitioned fully to a broodstock maintenance and egg production farm in August 2022
- Provides supply of GE Atlantic salmon eggs for AquaBounty’s other facilities, including new farm in Pioneer, Ohio
- After expansion, will supply non-GE eggs to meet the growing demand in the North American market
- Expected to increase AquaBounty’s egg production capacity from 8 million to 30 million eggs annually
Increased capacity planned for Rollo Bay, Canada farm
AquaBounty is increasing production capacity of conventional broodstock, eggs and fry at its Rollo Bay facility due to increased demand for Atlantic salmon eggs in North America.