OTAQ announces agreement with leading Chilean salmon & sea trout producer
12 July 2022
OTAQ, the marine technology products and solutions group for the global aquaculture and offshore energy industries, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as the technology supplier to Salmones Antártica S.A. ("SASA”) for integrated water quality measurement equipment to several cultivation sites, over a full farming cycle.
OTAQ’s newly-launched water quality monitoring product ("WQM”) continually monitors a site’s oxygen, temperature and salinity levels to provide aquaculture farmers with immediate information about the quality of their water environment. Complementary to OTAQ’s Sensor Globe, the WQM solution is designed to be permanently placed in situ at aquaculture farms to also assist with regulatory reporting.
SASA is a top 10 supplier of Chilean salmon by production weight, with over 1000 employees. SASA’s operation is vertically integrated, encompassing the entire production process from reproduction to processing across both freshwater and sea centres, including production of their own food to ensure the quality of their fish.
Boasting roots in the origins and development of Chile’s salmon farming industry, SASA is regarded as one of the industry’s pioneers. Taking the name Salmones Antártica in 1982, they have since become synonymous with high quality production, exporting internationally under the "Five Star” brand.
Phil Newby, Chief Executive at OTAQ, said: "SASA is a greatly respected salmon producer internationally, and an excellent reference point for OTAQ in the Chilean market. We look forward to working closely with SASA to improve their production yields and broaden our supply agreement.
"After this initial deployment in Chile, customer interest in Scotland and Australia is now being explored. The launch of this product is another important addition to OTAQ’s growing aquaculture solutions portfolio.”