The Ace Aquatec Smolt & Juvenile Humane Culling System (HCS) is a self-contained, transportable system for humanely culling juvenile fish without the need for anaesthetics. Based on the same in-water stunning technology as the Ace Aquatec HSU, this device offers humane, effective, safe, and rapid culling.
Nothing goes to waste with the our award-winning culling system. The system HCS helps convert a waste by-product into a valuable new food source, access new markets, improve supply chain efficiency, and reduce environmental footprint.
In a trial with Hendrix Genetics, a leading smolt supplier to salmon farmers, fish due to be culled for quality reasons were euthanised in the stunner instead of being treated with chemicals. The protein rich salmon could then be sold as premium pet food, rather than sent for incineration, the only option with chemically anaesthetised smolt which are unviable for consumption.
The Ace Aquatec Smolt & Juvenile HCS is a self-contained, transportable system. The entire system has been designed to be easily moved from location to location as required. Remote access and continuous data logging allow for adjustments to be made to the system. Operational data can be accessed for internal or external auditing.