Bell Aquaculture is a producer and processor of farm-raised
fish for restaurant and consumer use. Initial production facilities, dedicated to yellow perch (Perca flavescens), are
located in Albany, Indiana and comprise the nation’s largest yellow perch farm with an initial capacity of less than
100,000 pounds of fish per year, and ultimately exceeding 9 million pounds per year. It is Bell Aquaculture’s
mission to provide a consistent uninterrupted, year-round supply of yellow perch, with its great taste reputation; build partnerships
with restaurants and individuals whose memories of yellow perch continue unabated, always hoping this fish will return to
their menus and dinner plates; supply those who truly appreciate the great qualities of yellow perch; and build life long
partners in resurrecting the great experience of tasting yellow perch on a consistent basis.
Bell Aquaculture News release archive:
2/21/11 - Bell Aquaculture Sponsors Fish Fry March 4th for The Friends of Limberlost State Historic Site - Bell Aquaculture is sponsoring a Fish Fry for The Friends of Limberlost State Historic Site March 4, 4-8
p.m., at the Lions Civic Center in Portland, IN. Proceeds will help pay construction costs of the Limberlost State Historic
Site Welcome Center. Read the full story at http://indianayellowperch.blogspot.com/2011/02/bell-aquaculture-sponsors-fish-fry-for.html 6/2/11 - Bell Aquaculture Launches New Product: Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer 2-3-2 Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and
pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, is exhibiting its OMRI-Listed "Fish Rich 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer"
at both the CENTS Marketplace in Columbus, OH, Jan. 14-16, and Green & Growin Trade Show in Greensboro, NC, Jan. 17-18.
Chemical-free, Bell Aquaculture's organic fertilizer is made from sustainably raised Bell Perch™ Yellow Perch and used
for vibrant growth of plants, flowers and vegetables. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10317740.htm
Bell Aquaculture is one of the first
companies in Indiana to implement a new emergency energy conservation program introduced in 2011 by AEP-Indiana Michigan Power.
The Redkey-based company, operating the nation's largest yellow perch farm, has installed smart meters and control systems
for standby generating equipment to provide for all its power needs during an energy emergency. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9327746.htm Bell Aquaculture has teamed
with the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Virginia Cobia Farms, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences
and The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute to present the 'Future of Fish' at Bell Aquaculture's operations in Albany
and Redkey, Indiana. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9132484.htm Bell Aquaculture,
a pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, is expanding its production facility in Albany, IN. Formed in 2005, Bell
Aquaculture is the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) fish farm. Read the full story at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8531018.htm Bell Aquaculture,
the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, has launched
its new "Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer 2-3-2," for purchase online at the company website. Chemical-free, Fish Rich
Organic Fertilizer 2-3-2 is from Yellow Perch and used for vibrant growth of plants, flowers and vegetables. Read the full
story at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8510121.htm 7/21/08 - Bell Aquaculture Breaks Ground on Corporate Headquarters and Processing Facilities in Redkey, IN,
for Nation's Largest Yellow Perch Farm - Bell Aquaculture has broken ground on its corporate headquarters and processing facilities in Redkey,
Indiana. Darien (Illinois)-based Wight & Company, began work on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, for the new 27,000 square-foot
project in Redkey. Bell Aquaculture announced operation of the nation's largest yellow perch farm in March; production facilities
are located in Albany, Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis. Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/07/prweb1124474.htm 4/25/08 - Bell Aquaculture Featured at FoodSiteOfTheDay.com - Bell Aquaculture was the April 23 featured website at FoodSiteOfTheDay.com. The company began operation
of the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm at production facilities located in Albany, Indiana, northeast
of Indianapolis, last month. The Albany facility currently has the production capacity of less than 100,000 pounds of fish
per year and ultimately will exceed 9 million pounds per year and employ 70 in Albany at full build-out. Read
the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/04/prweb888334.htm
Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
Q. Why yellow perch?
A. Yellow perch is one of the most popular of all North American pan fish. It has a mild,
sweet flavor with firm white flesh and low fat levels making it a favorite in residential and commercial kitchens alike. Not
to be confused with white perch or rock perch, yellow perch is usually only available a few months out of the year. Overfishing,
loss of habitat, pollution, and competition from invasive non-native species have reduced the commercial catch to less than
20 percent of its historic highs—an 80 percent reduction.
Q: Isn’t yellow perch the fish typically
served at Friday night fish fries?
A: Yes! Yellow perch has become extremely
popular in the Great Lakes region for this reason, and known for its great flavor and low fat content.
Q: Is there a difference in taste between wild-caught and
A: No. Several studies have shown that there is no taste difference.
Q: Does Bell Aquaculture fish contain any mercury?
A: No. Unlike wild caught perch, Bell controls the environment of its product and can ensure that no toxins,
including mercury, are in the fish.
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