Barramundi or ‘Asian Sea Bass’ (Lates calcarifer), have until recently, been consumed exclusively by the Asian and Australian markets. Innovations in Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) increasing energy efficiency, have made it possible to expand the market for this excellent fish. Technology developed by the AquaBioTech Group allows for the location of a Barramundi farm in almost any site helping to exploit new and untapped markets.
Tilapia are rapidly becoming the most widely produced fish in Aquaculture, a result of their conduciveness to culture conditions and global market acceptance. It is now possible to produce Tilapia at high densities and therefore offer a fresh product with minimal environmental impact by way of carbon footprint and highly efficient water conservation. This is only possible however, with a well designed and tested system such as the AquaCirc™ RAS developed by the AquaBioTech Group.
Sturgeon and Sterlet
Wild populations of Sturgeon and Sterlet are exposed to increasing pressures from over fishing and pollution. The mass production of these fish in controlled hatchery environments is therefore the future for that species. The high value of caviar and an increasing demand for Sturgeon meat make its culture a highly viable investment. There is also a growing demand for large-scale hatcheries that are capable of producing fry for restocking programs. The AquaBioTech Group has valuable experience of hatchery design, technologies and system installation pertinent to the culture of that species.
A number of African Catfish species (Clarius) lend themselves very well to RAS conditions particularly as stocking densities of up to 300kg/m3 are achievable whilst also retaining excellent quality in the final product. Because of these favourable qualities, there is a great potential for Clarius spp. production within RAS such as those that the AquaBioTech Group designs and installs.
Pike Perch (Sander lucioperca) have traditionally been consumed within Central and Eastern Europe harvested from lakes via artisanal methods. Intensive fishing activities have now severely reduced wild populations, although demand remains high for that species. This sitatuion has provided an excellent opportunity for RAS to alleviate pressure on natural stocks whilst producing a fresh product close to the consumer as well as participating in restocking efforts through large-scale hatchery facilities.
Salmon & Trout
Many Salmon and Trout hatcheries are interested in increasing their production but restricted in terms of water consumption and discharge consent. The RAS technology that the AquaBioTech Group offers allows clients to utilise less water and achieve higher production targets whilst also improving biosecurity.
Broodstock and Maturation
The use of RAS for broodstock conditioning and maturation is well documented and we offer a number of highly efficient systems that can be integrated into existing flow-through systems, as well as entire new packages.
A number of other species of fish and shrimp have been cultured using our recirculation systems and technology The utilisation of our RAS has proved extremely adaptable and its application is seemingly boundless. Some of them are Sea bream, European Sea bass, Carp / Koi Carp, Grouper, Nile Perch, Pangasius, Tambaqui, Eel, Turbot, Sole, Meagre, Yellowtail, Cobia, Snapper, Silver pomfret, Japanese flounder, Sea Urchins and Abalones