Galicia, Spain, to host first abalone plant
by Analia Murias
The Council of the Xunta de Galicia, Spain, has approved the future establishment of the first marine and breeding farm for abalone, one of the most exclusive molluscs in the world, in Piela-Tal de Abaixo, Muros.
Funded by a EUR 4.6 million investment, the new facilities will occupy some 47,533 sqm, and employ around 70 people, in direct and indirect posts.
The marine farm will also boast a breeding centre featuring a system of recirculation with filtration and effluents treatment.
The new facilities will produce mollusc seeds and develop pre-fattening and fattening stages for two abalone varieties: Haliotis tuberculata and Haliotis discus hannai.
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