Coho Farms: Europe’s First Coho Salmon Farm Launched in Bulgaria

Written by on October 14, 2016 in Bulgaria, Business, Economy - No comments

The first coho salmon farm was launched in the Bulgarian town of Gorni Okol today. According the the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Deputy Chief of Mission Martina Strong joined Valeri Milovanov, the manager of Coho Farms, at the event.

Coho salmon is a specific salmon species. The division in Bulgaria is also the first one on this continent, which will be using the so-called Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS). It is self-contained and does not require access to water. This means it can be set up anywhere, including inland locations, where traditional aquaculture would be a mission impossible.

The investment amounts to 4 million U.S. Dollars, according to the embassy. The amount included more that 1.4 million Dollars in E.U. financial support. U.S. equipment was exported to Bulgaria, for the salmon farm, worth more than one million Dollars.

The RAS system used is a way to improve food access and gain a sustainable seafood supply while protecting the environment, experts say. The investment might be connected to the ongoing Sushi boom in Bulgaria. The Happy restaurant chain is the Sushi leader in Bulgaria.

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Source: U.S. Embassy press release

 

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