Friday, April 15, 2016

15/04/2016: BioMar hosts Patagonic RAS conference
Martín León, Vice President of BioMar Americas, during Patagonic RAS
The first large international conference on Recirculation Aquaculture Systems in the Southern hemisphere was hosted by BioMar in Puerto Varas, Chile on the 17th March.

The focus of the conference this year was how to optimise production in RAS seen in the light of the need for achieving larger and stronger smolt before transfer to sea.

The trend to produce still larger smolt in recirculation aquaculture systems is gaining momentum in all the important salmon producing nations. In Chile BioMar have facilities that can theoretically cope with increased biomass without requiring major investments.

However, successfully increasing biomass requires an even stronger focus on the continuous optimisation of systems as well as the use of specialised diets optimised for recirculation systems, as the increased biomass will take the filter capacity in existing facilities to their operating limit, explained Martin León, Vice President of BioMar Americas.

The conference gathered speakers from the United States, Norway, Denmark, and Chile and was attended by close to 150 delegates. Patagonic RAS mirrors in many aspects the Nordic RAS conference organised every second year in the Nordic countries. The goal is to establish Patagonic RAS as the leading event for recirculation experts in the Southern Hemisphere.

Visit the BioMar site HERE.

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