Ocean Trout Canada Inc. partnered with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre to develop a program that will address key objectives, such as growth rates and specific climate conditions, among others.
October 25, 2022
Canadian steelhead farmer Ocean Trout Canada Inc. (OTC) partnered with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre to develop a steelhead trout broodstock program focused on optimizing the production of steelhead trout in Atlantic Canada. The initiative will encompass the design and oversight of a selective breeding program built to address key performance objectives, including growth rates, specific climate conditions, and other quality attributes.
OTC believes this is the first steelhead trout-focused genetics development program in Atlantic Canada and reflects its deep commitment to developing the steelhead industry in Atlantic Canada.
"The Huntsman is a world-class operation and the ideal partner for OTC in the implementation of this key strategic initiative," commented Bill Robertson, CEO of OTC.
"We are looking forward to extending our industry-focused breeding and genetics expertise to advance the OTC efforts to farm steelhead trout within the local Atlantic Canadian marine site locations," added Amber Garber, Huntsman breeding & genetics research scientist.
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