Scallop Aquaculture > Shellfish Hatchery

Coastal Shellfish built a state-of-the-art shellfish hatchery in Prince Rupert, BC that is capable of producing 40 million scallop seed per year.

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Seawater filtration system.

Seawater is pumped through a high-tech filtration system to remove small particles from the water that might affect the scallop larvae while they are microscopic in size.

D-larvae at swimming stage.

D-larvae at swimming stage.

 

Eyed-larvae at settlement stage.

Eyed-larvae at settlement stage.

 

Scallop larvae with extended foot for settling.

Scallop larvae with extended foot for settling.

 

Algae bags in greenhouse.

Algae bags in greenhouse.

The company produces its own microalgae in a temperature-controlled greenhouse for feeding to the scallop larvae, spat and adults.

Coastal Shellfish hatchery tanks.

Coastal Shellfish hatchery tanks.

Coastal Shellfish’s hatchery is completely self-sustaining, controlling the whole life cycle from spawning the adult scallops, through larval, seed and juvenile stages, and ultimately growing the scallops in its farms to the adult stage again.

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