Coho salmon and cannabis will soon flourish together at the Habitat Craft Cannabis facility in British Columbia.
The company recently announced it has received its micro-cultivation license from Health Canada.
The license allows the company to begin cultivation at its fully-constructed aquaponics facility in Chase, BC.
At the facility, the company will use a highly-sustainable method of growing craft cannabis as well as coho salmon. With the technology, Habitat is on the verge of becoming one of the most eco-responsible cultivators in the world.
“We are the first aquaponic cannabis cultivators to use coho salmon. This gives us a unique opportunity to compete in two exciting and emerging industries; craft cannabis and inland salmon production,” said Rudi Schiebel, co-founder and CEO of Habitat.
“As a customer-focused organization, providing consumers with high-quality salmon and premium craft cannabis simultaneously is a feat we are proud of; but being able to reimagine agriculture and its relationship with the environment around us is why we get up in the morning.”
Habitat Craft Cannabis aquaponics system
Harnessing a closed-loop water management system called aquaponics, which ties together fish farming and plant cultivation in a hydroponic set-up, Habitat Craft Cannabis will garner a terpene-rich and cannabinoid-rich flower.
Habitat’s aquaponic system recycles 99 per cent of its water and uses 100 per cent of its waste during the symbiotic production of its organic cannabis. With industry-leading yields on select strains and top-tier cannabinoid content, Habitat Craft Cannabis says is set to prove that organic and sustainable cannabis is better for consumers and investors.
Habitat’s management team has extensive experience in both aquaculture and cannabis cultivation.
Laine Keyes, a co-founder and chief cultivator at Habitat Craft Cannabis, has more than a decade of cultivation and breeding experience in legal cannabis operations, and Justin Henry, Habitat’s director of aquaculture, is a 25-years experienced veteran in the inland recirculating aquaculture industry.
Habitat Craft Cannabis is a subsidiary of Deepwater Agriculture Corporation.