The company that raises salmon on land celebrated its first year in business with the harvest of its 180,000th kilo of fish. A year ago KUTERRA, owned 100 per cent by the ‘Namgis First Nation and located in the Nimpkish Valley near Port McNeill, B.C., presented its first fish for sale to its exclusive western Canadian retailer, Safeway. Since that time, Safeway sales have expanded eastward to Manitoba, and the salmon is now in select stores and fine-dining restaurants across Canada and the U.S.
KUTERRA has dispelled many myths about land-based Atlantic salmon aquaculture, reads a press release. It has shown it is possible to produce a high-quality, sustainably farmed premium salmon using very little energy, water or land, without antibiotics or pesticides.