pike is a warm-water fish, thus they live in warmer water
than do salmon. They migrate to productive environments
and also to warm waters of lakes and rivers. They can share
their habitat with salmon provided there is an abundance
of live food.
In Quebec, the seeding of yellow pike is prohibited in
certain catchment areas, according to those defined by a
fish breeding zoning system. In addition, a permit is required
to transport and seed this species. Procedures required
by the authorities can be handled by us.
Open-ended production system :
Larvae are seeded in an outdoor pond that is fertilized
for the production of live food (zooplancton), through optimization
of the food chain.
Predator control and breeding parameters are applied over
a period of 6 to 8 weeks. Yellow pike about 2 inches in
size are then transferred to interior basins to be weaned
on dry food.
production system :
Larvae are seeded in closed circuit basins where the water
is recirculated (mechanical and organic filtering.)
Breeding of micro-organisms is required in order to maintain
breeding parameters and the feeding of pike larvae.
After 50 to 60 days, the pike are weaned with artificial
food so they will continue to grow.