Highlands Trout is located high in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho (± 2,200m), Katse Dam offers an environment uniquely suited to the scale production of large Trout in Africa.
Driven by exports to the Asian markets the project aims to deliver a premium quality product at globally competitive price.
6 years of project planning, biological and environmental studies have culminated in Highlands Trout receiving a license to practice aquaculture in Katse Dam in June 2011.
Our first harvest of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was in 2012 with a production of 500T. We are aiming at 1,250 t in late 2014.
Highlands Trout Production Projection
It is projected that Highlands Trout will establish a production capacity exceeding 3,000 t.p.a through a series of annual expansion increments.
Careful monitoring of water quality parameters in conjunction with local authorities will ensure the environmental integrity of the dam is maintained through sustainable production levels.
Highlands Trout is a company registered in Lesotho