A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a one million dollar fresh fish production facility in South Sioux City Tuesday.
Cardinal Farms Aquaculture will be located across from Tyson on Dakota Avenue.
Company CEO, Doug Garwood says the new aquaculture system will be co-located with Cardinal Farms where the company will raise hybrid, striped-bass fingerlings to maturity prior to selling them for processing.
The facility will initially utilize two identical systems comprised of six, independent 10,000 gallon fiberglass tanks, raising over 20,000 fish at any given time with a plan to double the size of the operation to 24 total tanks within a few years.
The new company will initially employ three people.
Cardinal Farms' greenhouse produces and sells locally grown, high quality, pesticide-free tomatoes in the Siouxland area.