Goatsbridge Trout Farm policy is to use the best management practices to minimize environmental impacts from fish farming.
This means that Goatsbridge trout have plenty of space to wander around in the ponds, resulting in our fish being stress-free and less likely to get sick and suffer from diseases. Our trout are farmed in earthen ponds, whereas modern trout farming is usually carried out in concrete ponds or raceway systems. Earthen pond farming is an old traditional Danish system, and to date, it is one of the most natural environment where a fish can be grown.
We do not use chemicals and antibiotics (unless the poor fish are seriously sick and suffering!) and you can be sure that the quality we supply is always at the highest standards and the most nature-like you can find on the market.
Nowadays fish farming is strictly regulated through restrictions on nutrients discharge, use of additives, waste control and recording of any movement of fish in and off site. Due to all these requirements, European fish is a very healthy seafood product when compared to imported seafood from Asian countries.
Fish farming is not only about environmental issues, but also about social issues. It is a hard work and as it is often carried out in very remote locations, fish farmers can have a very hard time. Irish fish farms comply to the greatest level in terms of social welfare, and we can tell you that Goatsbridge in particular is the best fish farm to work in!!
We look forward to receiving all the questions you have about our trout, will it be concerning fish farming in general or more specifically about our farming methods.
Best fishes to you all!!
The team of Goatsbridge Trout Farm.