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Pacific Aquaculture

Pacific Aquaculture International officially launched its North American headquarters near Saltery Bay on Monday, September 19, announcing its plan to expand its land-based operation into one of North America’s largest shellfish hatcheries within its first four years.

Working in conjunction with Hummingbird Cove Lifestyles, the company’s primary functions at its 34,000-square-metre facility will include shellfish research and development, a hatchery, production, marketing and exports.

The first phase of the company’s operation has begun with the hatchery. A second phase of the project, slated for completion in 2020, will produce, market and export mature shellfish products.

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The company is a subsidiary of Linghai Shenziting Sea Cucumber Hatchery, the leading seafood farmer in China’s Liaoning province. Pacific Aquaculture’s site in Powell River is headquarters for the parent company’s international business.

“We chose Powell River because of its geographic location between the city of Vancouver and the areas of the coast that we believe will be best for the shellfish-growing farms,” said Hummingbird Cove Lifestyles consultant Dan Dyble.

More than $10 million has already been invested in the construction of the state-of-the-art hatchery and an investment of another $40 million is estimated over the next five years, according to the release.

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Pacific Aquaculture International officially launched its North American headquarters near Saltery Bay on Monday, September 19, announcing its plan to expand its land-based operation into one of North America’s largest shellfish hatcheries within its first four years.

Working in conjunction with Hummingbird Cove Lifestyles, the company’s primary functions at its 34,000-square-metre facility will include shellfish research and development, a hatchery, production, marketing and exports.

The first phase of the company’s operation has begun with the hatchery. A second phase of the project, slated for completion in 2020, will produce, market and export mature shellfish products.

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