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Partnership to develop steelhead trout broodstock program in Canada

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.

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Credits: Ocean Trout Canada

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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