Big Falls began with a vision to address the rising demand for sustainable seafood. Founded in 1995, our facility and farming practices have evolved with the changing face of aquaculture. Owner operated and managed, we believe the best results come from working together as a team. We have a current full-time staff of 6, and add an additional 6 employees at peak times of the year. We pride ourselves on being a community-based facility - committed to hiring and training local workers, many with backgrounds in the traditional fishing industry which provides them a unique intuition for working with fish. We also source local feed and equipment, participate in community forums, and engage local groups in ongoing education initiatives.
We use eggs produced by premium-selected breeding female salmon (”broodstock”) from right here in Atlantic Canada.
After eggs hatch, they develop into smolt in our fresh-water tanks, which mimic their natural migration through rivers.
Once they reach maturity, the smolt are transferred to saltwater facilities to finish their growth cycle.
Our custom-designed flow-through system is continually exposing growing fish to fresh, clean water, which prevents the spread of disease, regulates temperature fluctuations and promotes overall health.