Aquaculture CIG: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, or RAS, in the UK

Date: 26 January 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

Email Karen Green to register for this event
Join us at our next bite-size meeting, which will focus on the growth of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) in the UK.

Recirculating aquaculture systems, or RAS, provide a constant and controlled environment to rear farmed fish. They minimise water consumption, control culture conditions and allow effective management of waste streams. They can also provide some degree of biosecurity through measures to isolate the stock from the external environment.

The rate of adoption of RAS in the aquaculture industry has been growing fast worldwide. The English Aquaculture Strategy from Seafood 2040 highlighted the growing investment in RAS and its potential to become a major contributor to English aquaculture and seafood production. This Aquaculture Common Issues Group (ACIG) bite-size meeting will look at what is happening in the UK.

Event Programme

14:00
Introductions and general housekeeping
The sustainability credentials of RAS, including opportunities and constraints that RAS attributes present for different types of sustainability certification
  • Francis Murray
    Associate at ForesightAqua
RAS industry veteran presenting on his activities in RAS, including the trials and tribulations of RAS set-up and operation
  • Richard Prickett
    Dorset Cleaner Fish
Up and coming – brief presentations from two RAS-orientated ventures bringing a different perspective and focus - on development and production
  • Andrew Whiston
    RASTECH
  • Noola Redclaw
Panel Q&A
15:30
End of event

How to register

To register for this event please email Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications (link opens in a new window). 

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