Black sea bass, 25 grams (Feb 2012). Photo/Courtesy RAS CORP.

Black sea bass, 25 grams (Feb 2012). Photo/Courtesy RAS CORP.

Working Waterfront: The first black sea bass and California yellowtail to come from a trial land-based culture method have earned excellent reviews from chefs and consumers.

That’s the word from Ed Robinson, co-owner and director of Harpswell-based RAS Corporation. Now plans are in the works to expand RAS’s limited trial run of 1,000 each of the 2 marine species.

RAS was founded early in 2011 by Christopher Heinig and Tap Pryor, marine biologists with long histories in aquaculture-related businesses. The company won two rounds of funding from the Brunswick-based Maine Technology Institute, in September 2011 and June 2012, to grow one tank of black sea bass combined with a prototype system to remove the solid waste from the discharge water.

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