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Nov 07 2018

Rainbow trout from grow-out tanks to restaurant tables in San Mateo (Peru)

Photos’ credit: Jhons Huayanay Ostos (Peru)

Review: Jhons Huayanay Ostos and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

The inserted photos show the culture of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Peru. The farm is located in San Mateo,  Huarochiri region, Lima. The river water is the water source for the farm. The minimum and maximum water temperature is 7 and 15 Celsius respectively. The grow-out tanks are circular with a 10-meter diameter and 1.5-meter depth.

The stocking density in this farm is 14 fish/m2 while the production is 10 kg/m2.  During the grow-out, fish are feed on commercial trout feed with 50% protein.

It may be of interest to know that this farm arrange farm visits during which visitors can fish the trout from the farm ponds and then their catch is prepared the way they like in a restaurant that is annexed to the farm.

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