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May 17, 2019

RAStech 2019 debuts as industry predicts promising future for RAS

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and developments in biotechnology will help address the world's increasing food supply challenges, said Sylvia Wulf, president and CEO of Aquabounty in her keynote address at RAStech 2019. Aquaculture professionals from 21 countries gathered in Washington, DC, this week for the first-ever RAStech tradeshow and conference.

AquAdvantage salmon eggs make its way to Indiana

AquaBounty Technologies is ramping up commercial production of its genetically-engineered AquAdvantage salmon with the shipment of some 120,000 salmon eggs to its Albany, Indiana facility by end of May.

Branzino producer Ideal Fish plans new RAS hatchery build

Ideal Fish president and CEO Eric Pedersen told Hatchery International his company is planning to add a hatchery to its 63,000-sq.ft. RAS facility.

RASTech 2019 snapped

RAStech 2019 conference and tradeshow was held May 13 and 14 and attended by nearly 275 aquaculture professionals from 21 countries. This RAS-focused event brought together industry, academia and suppliers to engage, network and share knowledge about the current and future prospects for recirculating aquaculture systems. Join us again at RAStech 2020, to be held on Nov. 2 and 3, 2020, in South Carolina. Check back with us at for updates. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the event in snapshots, plus check out our editorial coverage.
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Tasty feeds win in red drum study

A recent study from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S.A., found taste is essential to feed efficiency and growth when using plant-based protein feeds. » Read more
Oxygen management

The air they breathe: Practical oxygen management and use

Lack of oxygen caused by improper use of oxygen and oxygen systems is one of the highest causes of human error mortalities in aquaculture, even despite the use of sensors and automation. Proper management of oxygen systems at the ground level will make the oxygen system reliable and efficient, saving the farm money. » Read more
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Moringa leaf powder offers higher protein content in tilapia fry: study

African researchers are pushing for inclusion of moringa leaf powder in fishmeal for the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), following the results of their study. The flesh of fry fed solely with the leaf powder showed higher protein content compared to those fed with fishmeal. » Read more

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