AquaSearch SALT is all female material from 4 or 5 year old maturing brood stock. The strain is specifically selected for their superior growth rate, silvery exterior, saltwater tolerance and well pigmented muscle tissue.
This profile allows an efficient production of 3,5 kg or larger rainbow trout in the sea in less than three winters, without the risk of males maturing during the second winter.
The AquaSearch SALT product line is characterised by:
High egg hatchability
100 % all female material
High growth rate
Low feed conversion rate
Individual selection of brood stock with silvery exterior
Weak appearance of the purple lateral line
Only 4 or 5 year old maturing brood stock is used
High saltwater tolerance
General stress and disease tolerance
Elongated body shape
Specific disease free eggs including freeness from IPN and BKD
Aggressive feeding in fry as well as on-growers
These features allow the advantage of flexible production cycle and planning with comfortable achievement of slaughter size before maturation becomes an issue. Low mortality in freshwater stage, as well as saltwater stage. Fast adaptation and resumption of feeding after saltwater transfer, with no emaciation of chronically IPN carriers. And last but not least cost effective production and high market value.