Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Midwest Recirculating Aquaculture Workshop and field day in Bayfield

The Midwest Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Workshop, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (NADF), will be held in Bayfield and Red Cliff on Wednesday and Thursday, June 10 and 11, in conjunction with a Vendor Fair followed by the annual Field Day with aquaculture industry meetings and fish fry on Friday, June 12.

According to Chris Hartleb, NADF co-director and professor of fisheries biology, the workshop will provide hands-on system demonstrations and practical operating knowledge enabling aquaculturists to better understand RAS capability.

“RAS aquaculture reuses up to 95 percent of the water with fish raised in indoor tanks, utilizing both mechanical and biological filters,” said Hartleb. RAS represents sustainability and water conservation as part of the culture process.

To read full news release, go to UW-Stevens Point.