Bell Aquaculture Breaks Ground on USD5 Million Expansion at Nation's Largest Yellow Perch Fish Farm in Indiana

June 6, 2011 12:43

Bell Aquaculture, a pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, broke ground on a $5 million expansion at its production facility in Albany, IN -- the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavenscens) fish farm.  The announcement is made by Norman McCowan, president of Bell Aquaculture, who says, "Our team has been working diligently to bring this expansion to fruition and are thrilled the financing finally came together to help fuel Bell Aquaculture's continued growth", reports with reference to PR Newswire.

Further, according to McCowan: "We are happy to partner with The Conservation Fund, Indiana Soybean Alliance, and Pranger Enterprise, Inc., to further develop Indiana aquaculture using sustainable water recycling technology.  The added capacity of 3 million more fish per year is much needed to meet our growing customer demand."

Those in attendance at the ground breaking included: Ed Messer, Construction Management; Nick Zaccaria, Bell Aquaculture; Nick Pranger, Construction Management; Gabe Pranger, Construction Management; Steve Summerfelt, The Conservation Fund; Joe Hankins, The Conservation Fund; Mike Hines, Bell Aquaculture; Steve Hart, Indiana Soybean Alliance; Norman McCowan, Bell Aquaculture; Brian Baldwin, Bell Aquaculture; Ann Baldwin, Bell Aquaculture; Josh Pranger, Construction Management; Bruce Baldwin, Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance; and Mike Swinford, Briner Construction.

Fish Rich Product Line Launched June 1

Earlier this week, Bell Aquaculture announced the launch of its new product, Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer 2-3-2, available for purchase online at the company website. Fish Rich is made from the remains of the Bell Perch processed at its aquaculture facility.

Made from toxin- and mercury-free fish, Fish Rich has a very mild fish odor and is good for any soil. 

About Bell Aquaculture

Bell Aquaculture, headquartered in Redkey, IN, is a producer and processor of farm-raised fish for restaurants and consumer use.  Production facilities, dedicated to yellow perch, are located in Albany, IN, and comprise the nation's largest yellow perch farm.  Yellow perch is one of the most popular of all North American pan fish. There's no taste difference from wild-caught like some other farmed species.

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