RAS Salmon Looms Large for Alaska
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. Indoor fish farms loom large for Alaska.
Since the early 1990s Alaska’s salmon industry has faced tough competition from farmed fish. Now salmon growers are coming ashore in the U.S. in a big way. The latest trend is raising Atlantic salmon in massive tanks, called recirculating aquaculture systems, or RAS.
“It really could be considered salmon aquaculture 2.0.”
Garrett Evridge is an economist with the McDowell Group.
“The current model is the near shore farms and land based technology has really improved upon that...
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