Ovapiscis produces embryonic roe from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Thanks to a system of photoperiods, which induce the trout to lay eggs, Ovapiscis has this product available all year round. In 1994, Ovapiscis was created by a group of trout producers keen on making quality roe with a genetic disposition towards high performance individual fattening, available all year round in industrial facilities. Our current production has reached 250 million eggs a year and makes us the number one producers of Rainbow Trout Roe in Europe. This allows us to guarantee a constant supply of batches to our associates and clients in eight countries.
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- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Aquaculture
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
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In 1994, Ovapiscis was created by a group of trout producers keen on making quality roe with a genetic disposition towards high performance individual fattening, available all year round in industrial facilities.
Two years later, the company joined forces with Genética y Ovas (Genova SA) and since then has organized its production according to a common programme.
The roe is currently being produced in three facilities. Two of them are production and dispatch centres and are located in Aragón: Los Rigales and Galicia: Fonteo. The other is for future reproducers and is located in Castilla-León: Pozo Azul. All three are supplied with pure spring water to guarantee health and sanitation conditions.
Thanks to optimum water temperatures and photoperiod programmes adapted to each individual facility, roe is being produced all year round.
To guarantee a supply for our associates, it was necessary to produce a far higher quantity and offer part of the production to other fish farmers. The high acceptance of the product encouraged us to increase our production and offer it to other markets.
Our current production has reached 250 million eggs a year and makes us the number one producers of Rainbow Trout Roe in Europe. This allows us to guarantee a constant supply of batches to our associates and clients in eight countries.
All of our facilities are supplied with clean spring water and undergo strict health and sanitation controls.
Los Rigales: Genética y Ovas SA: The water is supplied by springs which rise in the municipal of Villanua, Huesca. After being used in the facility, the water goes on to join the Aragón river. It is situated in an Authorized Area, included in the Association for Sanitary Defence of Aragón and controlled by the Ictiopathology Laboratory of the Universidad de Zaragoza.
Fonteo: Ovapiscis SA: This centre takes its water from a spring formed at the source of the Eo river in Baleira, Lugo. It is situated in an Authorized Area and is controlled by the General Direction for Agricultural Health and Production of the Xunta de Galicia.
Pozo Azul: This facility takes its water from a spring which rises just a few metres away, forming a well which has been named 'Azul' (Blue) for the clarity of its waters. Sanitarily controlled by the Agricultural and Livestock Service of the Junta de Castilla y León.
All consignments are systematically disinfected with Iodophor to avoid any possible transmissions on the outside of the eggs.
The ice used for transporting has been adequately treated to avoid any contamination.