A FishWise Producer Partner since 2015 and a FishChoice featured supplier, Kuterra is a British Columbia land-based Atlantic salmon facility. Kuterra salmon are grown in land-based tanks that are completely separated from the marine environment, thus eliminating all contact between farmed fish on one hand, and wild salmon, birds, and marine mammals on the other hand. Through strict bio-security measures, the Kuterra operation minimizes risks of disease and parasite transmission, allowing for Kuterra salmon to be grown without antibiotics, pesticides, or hormones. The Kuterra farm uses RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture System) technology to create optimal, stress-free growing conditions for Atlantic salmon. Unlike conventional salmon pens that discharge waste, chemicals, and feed directly into the environment, the Kuterra RAS system captures and composts all production waste and requires 30% less feed to grow fish than ocean-based farms.