Freshwater InstituteFreshwater Institute
October 15, 2019
This four-day course presented by The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute will cover the fundamentals of water recirculating systems for fish culture including mass balances to maintain water quality, unit process design and system operation.

Course topics include:

  • Circular Tank Design and Operation
  • Biofiltration
  • Solids control
  • Oxygenation
  • Carbon dioxide control
  • RAS Water Quality
  • Fish Health & Biosecurity
  • Pumping and Piping

The course is being hosted by Ideal Fish at their RAS facility in Waterbury, Connecticut. Course materials provided to participants include a binder of all presentations and a copy of the book Recirculating Aquaculture 4th edition. The course will include a tour of the branzino RAS facilities at Ideal Fish.


  • Brian J. Vinci, Ph.D., P.E., Freshwater Institute
  • Christopher M. Good, D.V.M., Ph.D., Freshwater Institute
  • Edward D. Aneshansley, MPS, PE, McMillen Jacobs Associates


Ideal Fish
64 Avenue of Industry
Waterbury, CT 06705


Registration includes lunch, snacks and coffee each day; lodging is not included. Early-bird registration ($850 USD) is open until August 30th after which time the fee will increase to $950 USD. The final registration deadline is September 13, 2019. 


For assistance with registration or questions about the course, please contact Kata Sharrer ( | 1-304-870-2209) 


Comfort Suites Southington - Cheshire
64 Knotter Rd
Southington, CT 06489

Lodging is not included in the registration fee.
CLICK HERE for a direct link to the room block.