The first crop of the new fresh water fish being produced in Jamaica – the Pangasius species, known to most Jamaicans as Basa – is on the cusp of hitting both local and international markets.
ALGIX Jamaica, a company with investors from the United States and Jamaica, will today officially open its fish processing plant in Barton Isle, St Elizabeth where the Basa is grown on the sprawling 338-acre property which consists of 98 ponds varying in sizes from half-an-acre to two acres.
The processing plant is the latest addition to what ALGIX Managing Director Maurice Reynolds is describing as the “Basa Revolution”.
At present, ALGIX employs just over 100 workers, but that number is expected to increase in short order.
Published in the Observer
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