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Iowa's First

Founded by cousins Jeff and Mark Nelson, Iowa’s First is a family-run aquaculture operation located in central Iowa. America's Heartland is an ideal location to work with other farmers to provide a fresh, sustainable product and Iowa's First believes Iowa has the potential to be a leading competitor in aquaculture. Raising an Australian sea bass called Barramundi, Iowa’s First takes pride in producing a fresh product year round in an environmentally friendly, sustainable setting.

Iowa's First uses a recirculating system called “Opposing Flows Technology” that utilizes air to circulate the water in the culture tank allowing for two opposing flows of water. This causes the fish to align themselves in the current and to constantly swim “upstream”. With this constant swimming motion, fish can metabolize the high protein feed giving Iowa's First a higher yield compared to other systems.   

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(giant perch, asian seabass, palmer, nairfish)


Iowa, USA
50 lbs