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Major trout egg producer vows continued egg supply amid pandemic


March 27, 2020
By Hatchery International staff

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The largest trout egg supplier in the world is assuring its customers of continued production amid the Covid-19 global pandemic.

In a press statement, Washington-based Trout Lodge said that it’s taking measures to ensure uninterrupted operation and “protect our people, our fish and our trout eggs.”

“Troutlodge’s role as largest trout genetic company in the world is critical for global trout production, so ensuring we’re able to continue delivering trout eggs is essential,” the company said in a statement.

To safeguard its people from potential Covid-19 infection, Troutlodge has implemented visitor restrictions and instructed its team members to work remotely, where possible.

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“When they are on the farm or in the hatchery, we are working in shifts to maximize social distance. Next to our strict biosecurity protocols, all have been educated thoroughly about personal hygiene and are kept updated on the latest restrictions,” the company said.

Troutlodge also stressed that the shipment of its eggs remains safe, and will continue as long as international borders continue to be open for the movement of goods. “We know these turbulent times could require investigating alternate routes or different carriers, but we come prepared.”