Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Turbot Farm


Jersey Turbot Farm is located in a former World War II German gun emplacement and bunker at St Catherine's. It houses about 6,500 turbot at any one time, ranging from tiny 50p-sized fish to four-year-old turbot weighing several pounds. The fish are reared in tanks within the bunker tunnel, being fed on totally organic fish food. Once they are three and a half years old and weigh about two and a half pounds - the most popular size - they are sold to members the public, who give Jersey Turbot at least 24 hours notice to give them a chance to prepare the fish for collection. The family-run business was started in 2000 by former deep sea fisherman Dave Cowburn.

For ABC Wednesday.

9 comments:

Kate said...

Ah, how I love to see successful family businesses. Although I love fish, TURBOT has never been a favorite. Guess I'll have to try it again. Kate, ABC TEAM

Roger Owen Green said...

never heard of the TURBOT! but like fish.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Great post and photo ~ very informative ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Leslie: said...

Never THOUGHT about where or how TURBOT grew!

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

What a clever repurpose for the gun turret for turbot...

Mara said...

What a fantastic way to reuse something so bad from the past.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Ordinary Words...What a great T entry♫♪

Paul B said...

I knew a bit about fish farms, there is one not too far from here. But did not know of anyone rearing turbot in this way. A great idea, we do seem to be running out of fish.

Pride In Photos said...

Well you learn something new everyday. Didn't know this fish existed?
Laurie @ Pride in photos