Mixed fodder producer in Saint Petersburg diversifying into trout farming
OOO Akvakorm (ltd), a daughter company of a large supplier of mixed fodder of OAO Lenkhleboprodukt (plc), has launched a trout farm in the Lodeinopol District of Leningrad Oblast surrounding Saint Peterburg.
The trout farm has been made on a perfectly new site in the Savozero Lake. The firm's investments into the equipment, stocking material and feeds total RUB2 million. The farm has already grown a trial lot of 3 tonnes of trout.
The farm's design capacity amounts to 300 metric tons per year with the output expected to be reached in a couple of years. Trout has been farmed in the province mostly by companies engaged in fish processing such as Rybstandart, OkeanProduct, etc.
The province's authorities are developing a support program for fish farming, which is supposed to attract companies running financial problems, e.g. broken agricultural companies, to fish farming activities. The investments into a fish farm are estimated at RUB30 million.