Founded in 1999 in Scotland, Ace Aquatec, entered the Greece market selecting Stamatiou Aquaculture as a key distributor of its in-water electric stunner. The company recently appointed Pisces as its key distributor across the Americas.
Stamatiou Aquaculture will distribute Ace Aquatec’s in-water electrical stunner sharing expertise with Greek seabass and seabream farmers interested in improving welfare standards and quality control at harvest. The product, with a 100% stun rate and high efficacy to reduce stress at harvest, will be able to meet the increasing consumer demand for fish welfare in Greece.
“Demand has increased three-fold for our in-water stunners this year as supermarkets, consumers, and regulators demand clearer efficacy around the slaughter of seabass and bream. Establishing a partnership with Stamatiou, who build state-of-the-art vessels for over 70% of the industry in the Mediterranean, means we can work together to equip these amazing boats at the outset with the best technology to improve welfare without compromising efficiency,” said Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Ace Aquatec’s chief sales and marketing officer.
“Seabass and seabream are known for being particularly sensitive to suboptimal farming and harvesting conditions. We have always championed technology that will allow seafood to be harvested more humanely, so it’s great to be working with Ace Aquatec to incorporate their innovative solution in our designs. This partnership heralds a significant advancement in harvesting standards in the region,” said Kyriakos Stamatiou, Stamatiou Aquaculture’s CEO.