Canadian steelhead farmer Ocean Trout Canada Inc. (OTC) partnered with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre to develop a steelhead trout broodstock program focused on optimizing the production of steelhead trout in Atlantic Canada. The initiative will encompass the design and oversight of a selective breeding program built to address key performance objectives, including growth rates, specific climate conditions, and other quality attributes.
OTC believes this is the first steelhead trout-focused genetics development program in Atlantic Canada and reflects its deep commitment to developing the steelhead industry in Atlantic Canada.
“The Huntsman is a world-class operation and the ideal partner for OTC in the implementation of this key strategic initiative,” commented Bill Robertson, CEO of OTC.
“We are looking forward to extending our industry-focused breeding and genetics expertise to advance the OTC efforts to farm steelhead trout within the local Atlantic Canadian marine site locations,” added Amber Garber, Huntsman breeding & genetics research scientist.