Fish Breeders of Idaho, Inc

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Fish Breeders of Idaho, Inc

Farm
ID, United States
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Leo and Judith Ray began Fish Breeders of Idaho in 1973 and gained the distinction of being Idaho's first geothermal fish farmer, and first successful tilapia farm in 1975. In 1978 they added rainbow trout, and in 1988 sturgeon was introduced. They also began processing white sturgeon caviar. This multi-species fish farm is unique due to its substantial natural flow of geothermal springs coupled with a downslope raceway design, which makes pumps unnecessary. Trout and sturgeon are raised in concrete raceways that utilize continually flowing spring water, and their catfish and tilapia are raised on their warm water farm using artisan wells.

Fish Breeders of Idaho is dedicated to minimizing their impact on the environment. The use of natural springs eliminates the need to consume water resources, and the water delivery system from the trout farm to the sturgeon farm creates a natural environment for the sturgeon, providing them with naturally-occurring feed. By eating the vegetation and organisms, the sturgeon also keep the system clean. Waste collected at the processing plant, such as by-products and scraps, is turned into animal feed. The water exiting their system is monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency, helping maintain a healthy ecosystem and production cycle.

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Total Species
4
Total Sources
4/13/20
Last Updated

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18374 Hwy 30 Hagerman, ID 83332
Hagerman, ID 83332
United States
4 Results: Viewing 1-4 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification
Channel Catfish
USA
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Rainbow Trout
USA
Contained
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Tilapia
Worldwide
Tanks
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
White Sturgeon
Worldwide
RAS - recirculating aquaculture systems (with wastewater treatment)
Seafood Watch: Best Choice