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Fish farming

Are crickets a natural food for fish?

Our friends at the University of Guelph are doing a research trial with crickets in fish food. We’re looking to see how they affect fish growth, fish health and water quality...
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Why we feed by hand at Springhills fish farm

We used to use automatic feeders on the farm, but a few years ago we switched mostly back to hand feeding. The littlest fish get fed every hour all...
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What does being traceable mean for fish?

Before it gets to your plate, fish often moves through a lot of hands. It’s imported and exported more than most other proteins, which means there are more chances...
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Fish facts

What is a pickerel?

Many of you have joined the fan club for pickerel since we began delivering it, so we thought we’d share a bit more about it! Pickerel (known to anglers...
juvenile young trout eating fish feed
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Fish facts

Fish don’t drink water?

We always find this funny, because ours don’t! In fresh water, a fish has a higher salt concentration than the surrounding water. So they absorb the water they need...
woman on fish farm with rainbow trout after spawning
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Fish farming

Why don’t we sell at premium prices like other places?

There’s an easy answer to that question: because we grow it! Most fish and seafood is sold through a complex supply chain with a lot of people in the...
sibling fish farmers pose on farm
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In the news

Springhills wins young entrepreneurship award

“It’s a huge honour to be recognized by our home community, though I must say it feels like I’m taking the credit for all the amazing work my family...
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Fish farming

Does fish farming use more wild fish than it produces?

Nope, that was probably true like 20 years ago, but thanks to advances in feed science AND more sustainable ingredients, farmed fish are a super eco protein! A big...
fish farm troughs aquaculture is agriculture sign
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Fish farming

Aquaculture is agriculture: Why fish farmers are farmers too

Sometimes we forget that fish farmers are farmers too! Many understand that farmers raise chickens, pigs and cows… though they think raising fish is different. But it’s not! The...
people on fish farm fish tanks outside
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In the news

Springhills spotlighted by Best Aquaculture Practices

“We wanted BAP so that we could say with confidence that we were raising fish in the best interest of animal welfare, the environment, our staff and our community.”...
man and woman with live rainbow steelhead trout on fish farm
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Fish facts

Are rainbow trout and steelhead the same thing?

Yes, they are the same great-tasting fish! Their latin name is ‘Oncorhynchus mykiss’ and they are legally labelled as rainbow trout, deep sea trout, steelhead trout or.. steelhead salmon!...
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