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The unique Salmonid and Rearing Trials Centre is designed to undertake important aquaculture research and train fish farmers of the future. The Facility includes a salmonid hatchery and ongrowing unit, a small lab and fish processing area and a trials unit with 72 identical tanks.

sparsholt aquatics research and conservation centre

Supplied by borehole water, the site produces brown trout for restocking local rivers and rainbow trout for the table. It is also a research and development facility used by a number of the largest fish food manufacturers in Britain for food trials. Much of this work is carried out by the students and helps fund a Year 3 European study tour.