Hatchery International

From the editor: Expanding our industry knowledge

February 18, 2022  By Catarina Muia

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An eventful year is upon us, with new opportunities to learn and expand our knowledge, right at our door. The hatchery industry in particular is looking to incorporate new technologies and systems into every day operations in order to achieve greater sustainability, efficiency, and fish health and welfare, than ever before. 

For those who have their eye on the recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) sector, be sure to join us on March 30 and 31 at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, USA for the RASTECH 2022 Conference & Trade Fair, hosted and organized by Hatchery International sister brand, RAStech. Industry experts and workers from around the globe will gather to share their knowledge, introduce new solutions and innovative technologies, and reconnect with peers after almost two years of virtual meetings and events.

For hatchery managers and operators that work with RAS, or are looking to introduce RAS into their farms, be sure to sit-in on the conference’s two hatchery-focused sessions: Achieving High-Performance in RAS Hatcheries; and Biosecurity in RAS Hatcheries. Led by Benchmark Genetics and Spring Genetics representatives, the event’s hatchery-focused sessions will hear from the perspectives of salmon and marine fish specialists/vets, RAS designers, and feed specialists who will discuss good genetics, growth rates, live feed, and disease management/prevention in RAS hatcheries.

For those who will be unable to join us for the RASTECH 2022 Conference & Trade Fair, or who are not RAS-focused, be sure to check out Hatchery International’s 2022 Webinar Series, sponsored by OxyGuard International. 


The first webinar in the series, “Hatchery 101,” which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10:00 a.m. EST, will shed a light on common challenges experienced in hatcheries by operators and managers, and the best practices used to solve them. The webinar will take a roundtable format, and will hear from a panel of hatchery professionals who will address challenges they’ve experienced within their own operations, how they mitigated the issues, and how they incorporated preventative measures to avoid similar issues in the future. 

The Hatchery International 2022 Webinar Series will be a four-part series, with other areas of focus including maintaining good water quality in a RAS hatchery, emerging species in the aquaculture and hatchery industries, hatchery stories and lessons learned from hatchery veterans. Be sure to visit www.hatcheryinternational.com/webinars/ to register and learn more about the Hatchery International 2022 Webinar Series.

With that, I leave you to read, learn, and enjoy this issue of Hatchery International magazine.  

Happy reading,

Catarina Muia

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