The roes spawned out by our specially bred spawner fish starts to crack within 3-4 days at 14 °C – 17 °C temperature.
The hatching seed fish are born with pouches on their stomachs. As these pouches disappear, they start to be fed with live bait.
TRANSFER OF SEED FISH TO THE SEA
The seed fish become ready to be transferred to the sea after being kept in hatchery tank for 120 days. Once the seed fish reach a weight of 2 grams, they are put into the sea, usually in spring.
GROWTH IN THE SEA
The fish are placed in underwater cages. Here, they reach 400 grams weight in the end fof 15 to 18 months. This growth rate can depend on the seawater temperaure and some other external factors.
The fish in the cages are harvested when they reach a marketable size. The harvest process is carried out with a great care in order not to cause harm or stress on the fish. The harvested fish are placed inside isolated iced tanks and transferred to packaging facility.
PROCESSING AND PACKAGING
In Kılıç’s Processing and Packaging Facility, fish are classified and packed naturally according ot their weight. Fillet products, on the other hand, are packaged freshly in chilled or frozen state and prepared for shipping. However, all the packaging options our customers demand are available in frozen, MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packed) and boxed forms.