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David Bassett                               British Trout Associationwww.britishtrout.co.uk david.bassett@britishtrout.co.uk
Structure Current structure and    value of the English    industry   A brief history of the    Danish Model Farm    exp...
Current size and value of thesector (UK) Table Farming                 FSV = £22 million - English Table Farming       ...
Current Market Trends Sales have remained constant, but lack  of growth is due to shortage in  production. Demand for th...
General Industry Observations Health message well known Political healthy eating messages  are a bonus Strong support f...
A Brief History of the“Model Farm” Traditional river based  trout farming What is a “model” farm? The two types of mode...
An Example Model Farm
Strengths and Weaknesses ofthe Model Farm                  +                                   -   Use less water        ...
Where there is not potential Restocking                   Where geography and                                geology doe...
Potential for application withEngland There is...!But: As always with trout farming,  site specific Capital start up co...
Other strategies for sustainablegrowth                                           Improved efficiency in the farming      ...
Conclusions: The English trout market is      There are benefits to the  strong                              Danish mode...
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  1. 1. David Bassett British Trout Associationwww.britishtrout.co.uk david.bassett@britishtrout.co.uk
  2. 2. Structure Current structure and value of the English industry A brief history of the Danish Model Farm experience Potential for the application of the Danish experience within England Other strategies for sustainable growth Conclusions
  3. 3. Current size and value of thesector (UK) Table Farming  FSV = £22 million - English Table Farming  c.6,000 tonnes- Organic (Brown) Trout  200 tonnes – and declining Production Restocking Farming  FSV = £10 millionBrown  3,100 (18%) tonnesRainbow  350 (2%) tonnesTrout Fisheries (E&W)  £ 150 millionPlus value of processed and Large Troutvalue added product andassociated angling activity.
  4. 4. Current Market Trends Sales have remained constant, but lack of growth is due to shortage in production. Demand for the product is increasing Shortfall being met by imports. Ex farm prices remain low (around cost of production) Hope for improvement with regard to ownership of the sector Low “Carbon Footprint” (compared to other food groups) Low environmental impact (compared to other food groups – e.g. Water use) Healthy and nutritious product (omega 3, selinium etc) Referenced in Government backed healthy and nutrition advice (FSA, goodtoeat etc)
  5. 5. General Industry Observations Health message well known Political healthy eating messages are a bonus Strong support for aquaculture in the devolved regions (WAG, SFSA) Key trend for locally sourced produce emerging (Wales, Scotland) 80% of UK trout farmed is consumed in the southern half of England, but only half of that is farmed there Trout production is more than farming – UK (and beyond) integrated industry wrt production, processing, distribution and consumption of product
  6. 6. A Brief History of the“Model Farm” Traditional river based trout farming What is a “model” farm? The two types of model farm: Type I / Type III Why did the Danish embrace the “model farm” strategy? Tons per year of fish / Production Water Source Water Inflow Re-Circulating Biofilter feed Portion Trout Borehole 1100 / 984 100 litre per sec 450 litre per sec Yes
  7. 7. An Example Model Farm
  8. 8. Strengths and Weaknesses ofthe Model Farm + - Use less water  Rely on appropriate location, Improved farm design groundwater etc Allow for more intensive  Standard energy costs farming at a greater level of  Product quality issues (taint / stocking density geosmin build up) More efficient use of energy  Parasite build up (ich) (specifically with regard to  Problems with antibiotics oxgyenation of water) and other treatments in the event of disease  Unsuitable for all types of farming enterprise  Capital investment costs  Nitrate levels in discharge
  9. 9. Where there is not potential Restocking  Where geography and geology does not permit (groundwater).  Where there is insufficient profitabilty to set up and The most valuable sector pay running costs! and supporting an angling  Where biosecurity cannot industry worth £150million be maintained / assured Where there is not an issue with water resource – Yorkshire
  10. 10. Potential for application withEngland There is...!But: As always with trout farming, site specific Capital start up costs are very high – level of profitability not in the industry to cover it without significant grant funding (EFF) and over time. Some (partial) re-circ technology may be employed, or “model” parts of an existing farm – e.g. Hatcheries
  11. 11. Other strategies for sustainablegrowth  Improved efficiency in the farming method (decrease mortalities and Access to freshwater sites – cage / improve output) river sites – but is this likely? Intensification of farming (permitted w.r.t. discharges etc) Improved and strategic cooperation within the industry Maximise access to funding  Improved price and profitability to sources encourage production etc  Continued marketing and Broodstock improvement and promotion of the product at all development levels
  12. 12. Conclusions: The English trout market is  There are benefits to the strong Danish model farm system At present demand is  There are serious increasing drawbacks also. Trout is an excellent product  The costs are high Consumption of trout fits  Replication of the Danish with Defra and FSA advice model cannot be the easy on fish consumption answer for the English sector, but relevant to certain sites  There is a requirement to look to alterative and additional strategies to improve production and efficiency
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