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Research Project: Developing and Refining Technologies for Sustainable Fish Growth in Closed Containment Systems

Location: Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Research

Title: Developments in closed-containment technologies for salmonids, Part 1

item SUMMERFELT, STEVEN - Freshwater Institute

Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/24/2018
Publication Date: 2/27/2018
Citation: Summerfelt, S.T. 2018. Developments in closed-containment technologies for salmonids, Part 1 [Online Seriel]. Global Aquaculture Advocate.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This article, Part 1 of a two-part story, includes highlights from the first day of the 2017 Aquaculture Innovation Workshop, which was organized by The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute and held in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 29-30, 2017. This workshop focused on new developments in closed-containment systems, both land-based and sea-based, for production of salmon and trout. Industry has recently begun investing heavily in new land-based and floating infrastructure to produce more and larger post-smolts to stock into ocean pens, and entrepreneurs are investing in producing market-size salmon and trout in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) located close to major markets in North America, Europe, and Asia. Part 1 includes brief summaries of presentations by speakers from a major bank, an investment firm, and from 10 different salmon and trout farming companies, all of whom discussed the opportunities and challenges involved with salmonid production in RAS and floating closed-containment systems. This first article concludes with a summary of three presentations, each of which communicated compelling market messages for sustainable seafood, particularly when marketing farmed salmon and trout.