Fish farm owners tout Clovis as site
Published: Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
A Canadian company is interested in bringing a new type of agriculture industry to Curry County — fish farming. Aquaranch Industries representatives presented plans Tuesday to the Curry County Commission to establish a fish farm at the former Swift/Frozefruit plant south of Clovis on County Road K. The Clovis facility would employ at least 150, a company official said. Aquaranch’s founder Myles Harston said his company raises tilapia, a freshwater fish about 17 inches long, for commercial sale. The company also cultivates and sells culinary herbs and organic vegetables as a byproduct. “We put no load on the environment,” Harston said. “We utilize every waste. Every waste becomes a commodity for the next step.” County Commissioner Robert Sandoval said he requested Aquaranch representatives speak to make the commissioners aware of the company’s plans.
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