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Pranger acquires RAS company PR Aqua

Indiana, U.S.-based Pranger Companies has acquired Canadian aquaculture design consultant, PR Aqua (formerly PR Aqua Supplies ltd.), from Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems (Canada), Inc.


November 27, 2018
By Hatchery International Staff

The acquisition has helped to further expand Pranger’s services in the industry, the company stated in a release. The Pranger Companies are an Indiana-based operation specializing in the development of commercial Rircirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) projects in the U.S. Pranger works with project owners and investors to explore the feasibility of their aquaculture or aquaponics project, and to coordinate the project’s site, scope, budget, design and construction.

“We are excited to have PR Aqua join the Pranger Companies,” Gabe Pranger, equity holder in the Pranger Companies stated in the release. “Their knowledge of aquaculture systems and technology will be a tremendous benefit to our clients.”

PR Aqua, a Nanaimo, B.C., Canada-based aquaculture design services provider produces integrated water treatment and fish handling solutions for a variety of applications, specializing in RAS. RAS technology allows for intensive and sustainable production of fish in land-based farms.

“We are very excited to be able to re-establish the PR Aqua brand and to continue to deliver leading-edge design solutions to the aquaculture industry,” said KC Hosler, PR Aqua’s general manager and chief technical officer. “As part of the Pranger Companies, PR Aqua will have an expanded ability to support the delivery of turn-key solutions for our customers.”

Pranger has managed the development and construction of several high-tech RAS facilities, including the largest indoor RAS facility and the first commercial RAS salmon farm in the U.S., as well as collaborated on two of the largest commercial aquaponics facilities in the world.