Hunting Creek Fisheries Receives Grant

Published on December 12, 2012

*Hunting Creek Fisheries receives grant from Maryland Energy Administration’s Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program*

Hunting Creek Fisheries (“HCF”) was selected as one of 17 grant recipients within the Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program. HCF was the only aquaculture facility to be selected. The full press release can be downloaded from the “Press Release” section of the MEA’s website at:

http://energy.maryland.gov/documents/EnergyEfficiencyGrantsAwardedtoMarylandFarms.pdf

Hunting Creek Fisheries will install an outdoor wood gasification furnace in its aquaculture grow-out facility in addition to new energy efficient pumps. HCF will also install energy efficient lighting throughout its facilities. These measures are estimated to reduce energy consumption by 60%, eliminate the use of over 5,000 gallons of propane per year on average, and will significantly reduce HCF’s carbon footprint. “This grant will take us one step closer to becoming a net-zero farm which has been my goal since 2009 when I took over my family’s farm. Additionally, the significant increase in operational efficiency will allow us to stay true to our roots by continuing to expand our product line with new, innovative varieties of fish,” says Matt Klinger, President of Hunting Creek Fisheries. For more details on the project, please contact Matt Klinger at matt@huntingcreekfisheries.com.

Hunting Creek Fisheries, Inc. is a family owned and operated 125 acre fish farm in the shadows of the Catoctin Mountains. HCF’s product line includes numerous varieties of goldfish, koi, golden orfe, aquatic plants, and their own formula of floating fish feed, the same formula used on the farm. The farm has been certified as disease free throughout its history. HCF is a proud member of the National Aquaculture Association, the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, and the National Ornamental Goldfish Growers Association (NOGGA).

For more information about Hunting Creek Fisheries visit our website at www.huntingcreekfisheries.com.

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