Paragon Group started modern fish hatchery activities under Jessore Feed Limited from the year 2008 and due to rising market demands, a state-of-the-art fish hatchery was built in Sreemangal in 2017. Paragon Group is playing a leading role in the cultivation of domestic fish which is contributing significantly to increasing the fish production in the country.
Mission & Vision
To achieve quality fish production in Bangladesh, high quality of fish feed is necessary. To maintain this self-set standard, Paragon Group is always trying to maintain and develop its sources to ensure no degradation of quality in the eyes of their customers. Paragon produces the best quality fish feed in their feed mills and providing the feed to the hatcheries for best outcome. So it is always very easy to maintain the best quality production.
Tilapia Fish Hatchery run by broods from the world-renowned and globally accepted Thai origins. In the future, Paragon Group has taken steps to efficiently conduct business and increase the production of safe fish using latest technologies like RAS and Bio-flock. These methods will positively impact the annual production. And such changes will play an important role in increasing the country’s fisheries production to be in line with the global demands.
The size of the group’s total fishery projects is 150 acres in 3 separated locations. Those are-
- Boshundia, Jessore, Under Jossore Feed Mill
- Sreemangal- Project 1, Sylhet.
- Sreemangal- Project 2, Sylhet.
Paragon is producing wide range mono-sex fish broods and safe fish. And the range of production is increasing very quickly.
Fish broods: Paragon Fish Projects annually produce about 120 million quality mono-sexual Tilapia broods, 20 million Catfish broods.
Safe fish: Paragon is producing different kind of safe fish that is over 250 tons per year.
To start the production of the fish eggs, Hapa needs to be installed in the mating pond. Then the female broods are stored at Hapa for 7 days, after which the male broods are place with their female counterparts. The ratio of female to male broods is 3:1. Under the careful monitoring of a trainer specialist, the eggs are collected by a trained hatchery every 7 days by trained hatchery technicians.
- Following it is a three-step egg cleaning process which adheres to the company’s stance on bio-protection.
- The eggs are then kept in a hatching jar for 24 to 72 hours, in which time almost all the eggs hatch.
- Inside the hatchery, the water quality is kept to the desired level, which is most suitable for the eggs. After the eggs hatch, the broods are automatically transferred from the hatchability jars to the raring trays inside the hatchery for another 24 hours. After that, the broods subsequently transferred to the SRT tank outside the hatchery and kept for another 3 days.
- These broods are then taken to the SRT Hapa in the ponds where they are kept for another 28 days. During this time, the broods are fed with hormone-specific foods 6 times a day.
- After their mono-sexuality is assured, these broods are prepared for retail. The broods are packed in bags of 500 to 1000 each, with their individual weights being around 0.12 grams to 0.20 grams.
Paragon Group provides free technical support to rural farmers for any kind of issues with farming. Experts are always present at Paragon Group production plants, ready at a moment’s notice to be dispatched to farmers in need. Such a service is unique to Paragon group, and it helps the company build long term relationship with its customers.