Global showcase for RAS technology


LEADING experts in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are expected to gather in Washington DC this May for an international conference and exhibition.
The RAStech 2019 event will feature education sessions designed to provide the latest in RAS research, technology development, best practices and implementation.
The show takes place against a backdrop of growing global interest and investment in RAS technology, with the US the location for several major big salmon RAS developments, from Miami in Florida, to Maine.
The speakers include Ivar Warrer-Hansen, an adviser to Nordic Aqua Farms and a world renowned RAS expert; Bjarne Hald Olsen, of Danish RAS pioneer Billund; Andrew Preston of the Israeli RAS innovator AquaMaof; Craig Browdy of Zeigler; and Steve Summerfelt.
David Kuhn, also one of the speakers and associate professor in the aquaculture research and extension programmes at Virginia Tech, an event organiser, said: ‘Whether you are a current user of RAS technology or considering implementing a RAS project, or even thinking about investing in this market, you will find this event very relevant to you.
‘We are working with different associations and organisations in the aquaculture industry to develop the education sessions and ensure that we continue to provide a high quality education conference for our attendees.’
RAStech, formerly the International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, is jointly hosted by Annex Business Media, publishers of Hatchery International and RAStech magazine, and Virginia Tech. Oxygen Solutions and Veolia Water Technologies are the platinum sponsors.
The event, to be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC on May 13 and 14, also includes an exhibition showcasing the latest in RAS products and services from around the world.
For more details and to register, visit
Picture: Ivar Warrer-Hansen is one of the speakers


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