Hendrix Genetics and Coraqua signed a strategic partnership on April 12, securing access for Peruvian farmers to Troutlodge eggs. By growing elite Troutlodge stocks from egg to mature broodstock in Chichillapi, the eggs will be grown their entire life cycle in high Andean area conditions. The first domestically grown eggs will be available to Peruvian farmers by November 2024.
“In the last two years, we’ve seen Troutlodge eggs becoming even more popular in demand with the increased resistance to Bacterial Cold Water Disease (BCWD) and with the increasing supply difficulties that have been seen from several producing countries. This next step in our long lasting cooperation with Coraqua is a great step forward to increase the availability of our eggs to rainbow trout farmers worldwide, and shows our commitment to be at the forefront of a successful and thriving trout industry globally,” Keith Drynan, General Manager of Troutlodge, said.
“We are leaders in the import of trout eggs, production of high quality fry and import of equipment for the aquaculture sector in Peru. We are delighted to mark this milestone with entering the strategic partnership with Troutlodge which will bring the first domestically produced eggs to the market in 2024; the year where we celebrate our 13th anniversary,” Jesus Jaliri Chambilla, General Manager of Coraqua, said.
“Our mission has always been to create development opportunities for our collaborators and local communities in the high Andean area of Peru, by providing rainbow trout roe and fry of excellent quality and offering pre and post sales advice to our customers. With Troutlodge broodstock now being grown and spawned in our unique environment, our customers will have access to the high health, high quality trout eggs they know from Troutlodge, with the added benefit of already being acclimatized to the environmental conditions of Peruvian high Andean during their whole life cycle,” Rosa Huasasquiche Perez, Commercial Manager of Coraqua, added.
Hendrix Genetics has accelerated its strategy for domestic production in key markets in recent years. Amidst increased disruptions in international and intercontinental logistics, Hendrix Genetics has responded by setting up local grow out operations for its Kona Bay shrimp brand in Ecuador, Indonesia and India. The strategic partnership with Coraqua follows the same strategy but is the first of its kind for Troutlodge.
Hendrix Genetics is a multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company with breeding programs in laying hens, turkeys, traditional poultry, swine, salmon, shrimp and trout. With its genetic brands of Troutlodge for rainbow trout, Kona Bay for Shrimp, and operating as Hendrix Genetics in Atlantic Salmon, since 2011 Hendrix Genetics established significant presence in the largest commercially farmed species in Aquaculture.
Coraqua is the largest Peruvian importer of embryonic roes and trout fry. Located in the region of Puno, Coraqua imports every year more than 100 million trout roe and distribute them to all regions of Peru. Coraqua has grown based on the quality of its products and on providing a specialized and personalized service to each of its clients.