Freshwater InstituteFreshwater Institute
May 14, 2019

1:30 PM Senate Room
Capital Hilton
Washington, DC


The Freshwater Institute is hosting a session at RASTech on Fish Production in RAS:

RAS Operations must employ personnel with wide-ranging expertise and must utilize effective technologies that support a range of processes including: fish production, water chemistry, waste treatment, harvesting/processing, and more.  As such, the Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute research team works comprehensively across a range of scientific disciplines to provide practical information to RAS fish farmers and stakeholders. TCFFI has been researching and developing environmentally friendly fish production systems for nearly three decades. Their research scope includes: recirculation aquaculture system engineering and technology, fish health and biological performance, development of standard operating procedures and fish husbandry techniques, optimization of fish culture environment through water chemistry analytics, aquafeeds research, innovative wastewater treatment, and at the end of the cycle - fillet and product quality research. This session is designed to emphasize this wide spectrum of important RAS topics through the innovative research being carried out by the Freshwater Institute team.

The Freshwater Institute & CtrlAQUA, Norway: A multi-year research collaboration on RAS-based Atlantic salmon production.
Christopher Good, Director of Aquaculture Research


Integrating membrane biological reactors within RAS culturing rainbow trout – A preliminary evaluation.
John Davidson, Research Scientist


Practical problem solving and management technologies to address RAS challenges.
Curtis Crouse, Assistant Aquaculture Production Manager


Determining the effects of photoperiod regimes on growth performance, health, and maturation of Atlantic salmon in freshwater RAS.
Christopher Good, Director of Aquaculture Research


Woodchip bioreactors for treating RAS wastewater: Evaluating performance, economic feasibility, and environmental impact.
Christine Lepine, Research Associate


Fillet and product quality research at TCFFI: Off-flavor remediation, harvest techniques, and humane slaughter.
John Davidson, Research Scientist


Analyzing economies of scale for land-based recirculation aquaculture systems.
Laura Bailey, Project Engineer


Stakeholder Q&A - An opportunity to discuss FI research: past, present, and future.