The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute will host a four-day Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Course from September 19-22 in Shepherdstown, Washington, at the National Conservation Training Center.
The course content covers the fundamentals of water recirculating systems for fish culture including mass balances to maintain water quality, unit process design, and system operation. Course topics include the following:
- RAS overview
- RAS water quality
- Mass balances
- Pumping and piping
- Circular tank design
- Solids control & management
- Carbon dioxide control
- Ozone and UV processes
- Fish health and biosecurity
- Monitoring RAS water quality
- RAS management and operations
- RAS design examples
Course participants include representatives from commercial fish farms, government fish hatcheries, tribal fish hatcheries, government regulators, universities, research organizations, legislative offices, and fish and wildlife organizations.
Course materials provided to participants include a binder of all presentations and a copy of the book Recirculating Aquaculture. The course includes a tour of a RAS facility for a hands-on explanation of the engineering and operation. Custom variations of the four-day course are available upon request.
For more information and to register, visit www.conservationfund.org.