Highlands Trout is a company registered in Lesotho with Pure Ocean Aquaculture as majority Shareholder. Highlands Trout is located high in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho (± 2,200m), Katse Dam offers an environment uniquely suited to the scale production of large Trout in Africa. Driven by exports to the Asian markets the project aims to deliver a premium quality product at globally competitive price. 6 years of project planning, biological and environmental studies have culminated in Highlands Trout receiving a license to practice aquaculture in Katse Dam in June 2011. Our first harvest of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was in 2012 with a production of 500T.
Our first harvest of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was in 2012 with a production of 500T. We are aiming at 1,250 t in late 2014.
It is projected that Highlands Trout will establish a production capacity exceeding 3,000 t.p.a through a series of annual expansion increments.
Careful monitoring of water quality parameters in conjunction with local authorities will ensure the environmental integrity of the dam is maintained through sustainable production levels.