IN PEIXE DA RIA WE WORK WITH NATURE,
NOT AGAINST IT
The Alvor site is a 19-ha, salt-water, natural-pond farm in the Alvor estuary, in the Algarve southern province of Portugal. The site is located 2.6 km from the river mouth. The farm’s ponds are part of the estuary and benefit from the natural water renovation occurring with the tidal exchange.
Salinity levels, water renovation, biodiversity, nutrition, weather, and other environmental conditions are all ideal for the farming of natural European seabass and gilthead seabream, which as wild fish are a part of the estuary ecosystem
Tons of Production
BIRD SANCTUARY – ALVOR NATURA 2000
The Ideal Location For Aquaculture
The site is a parcel fully licensed for aquaculture inside a bird sanctuary that is part of Natura 2000, the EU network of nature protection areas. The heightened level of environmental protection that comes from being inside the Natura 2000 park ensures the long-term preservation of the environment surrounding the farm, including biodiversity and water quality, both key to the production of natural fish. Effectively, the Natura 2000 designation offers an environmental insurance protection that substantially increases the value of the site.
Our proprietary farm management system gathers data from each pond allowing us to remotely monitor and in some cases control water renovation, oxygen levels, temperature, feeding activity, and pathogens. The system is accessible via a proprietary mobile app allowing for 24/7 remote monitoring and management. Automatic SMS notifications inform of changes in conditions requiring the attention of a human. E.g., unusual changes in water temperature, water levels, feeding activity, or the suspected presence of pathogens.
Presets direct the system to automatically respond to changes in conditions in each individual pond without human intervention. For example, when oxygen concentration falls below a certain preset level, the system fires off the respective oxygen pumps until adequate oxygen concentration levels are restored to within acceptable limits, at which point the pumps are automatically disconnected. The system notifies management of the occurrence – the change in conditions as well as any action taken.
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