News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

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Innovation & Investment

Important unit processes in recirculating systems

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are increasingly used to raise fingerlings for stocking large fish in more traditional production systems. A number of unit processes are critical to the design of successful RAS systems. 

Responsibility

Simple settling chambers aid solids management in biofloc system

A study examined the effects of removing suspended solids using side-stream settling chambers in a superintensive biofloc shrimp system. The chambers reduced nitrate-nitrogen and phosphate concentrations and improved shrimp growth rate and biomass.