Mari-Len De Guzman

Mari-Len De Guzman

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Washington, D.C. – A new hatchery may be in the works for Branzino producer Ideal Fish in Waterbury, Connecticut.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.
Washington, D.C. – 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 www.ras-tec.com for updates. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the event in snapshots, plus check out our editorial coverage.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.
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.
The potential of aquaculture as a sustainable food production system is very promising. This is a statement I often hear at aquaculture conferences and events.
Just a few years ago, someone touting the commercial viability of raising fish exclusively on land would have raised a lot of eyebrows. Today, the general attitude toward land-based fish farms – in various forms and sizes – is optimistic, particularly for salmon.
NEW ORLEANS – Aquaponics was a big feature at Aquaculture 2019 held in this city March 7-11, with presenters highlighting the system's potential for addressing the world's food security challenges.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – International certification can provide economic and operational advantages for aquaculture farms that manage to obtain certified status. This according to Peter Cook, aquaculture consultant and professor at the University of Western Australia, in his keynote presentation at Aquaculture 2019.
The University of Southern Maine (USM), in Maine, U.S.A., and Maine-based aquaculture firm Whole Oceans have joined forces to offer a course on aquaponics and recirculating aquaculture systems, the university's public affairs office said.
Singapore-based Pure Salmon is continuing its push to establish a worldwide network of sustainable, land-based salmon farms, with the announcement of a new facility to be built in Tazewell County, Virginia, in the United States, as well as two new potential locations in Europe.
MIAMI – Amidst the heavy construction activities in and around Atlantic Sapphire’s Bluehouse project in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., somewhere in the vicinity, at least 800,000 Atlantic salmon eggs are safely tucked away inside its biosecure hatchery, getting ready to make their debut as the first batch of commercial grade fish to be produced at the Miami Bluehouse.
Kingfish Zeeland, based in The Netherlands, is ready to take its high-value RAS-grown Dutch Yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) to the North American market with plans to establish a production facility in the United States this year.
Leading RAS experts from around the world are speaking at RAStech 2019, the premier conference for recirculating aquaculture systems happening on May 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C.

Formerly the International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, RAStech 2019 features a line-up of education sessions designed to provide the latest in RAS research, technology development, best practices and implementation.

Save big on hotel and registration by registering before the early bird deadline of March 8th. Registration is limited to 250 attendees only, so don't delay. Visit www.ras-tec.com for details.

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A collaborative project in Spain is making great progress in developing and optimizing a successful breeding program for the greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili).
MIAMI, Fla. – It's time for the aquaculture industry to realize its potential for sustainable food production to answer the growing demand for food of an increasing world population.
A recently launched Atlantic salmon producer plans to build a network of land-based RAS farms across Europe, Asia and North America with a projected annual production capacity of 260,000 tons of fish.
All indications are pointing to more RAS deployments across the globe as markets respond to increasing demand for sustainable food production, and the aquaculture industry realizes its potential to feed a growing global population.
Nordic Aquafarms' two major land-based farm projects in Fredrikstad, Norway and in Belfast, Maine, in the U.S. are forging ahead as planned, according to the company's chief executive, in light of news reports that one of its major vendors, Inter Aqua Advance (IAA), has filed for bankruptcy protection on August 29.
About three hours north of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, a not-for-profit trout hatchery has mastered the art of sustainable stocking.
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