Aquaculture Program

Juvenile Growout in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Research on juvenile growout in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) aims to understand the environmental and nutritional requirements of juveniles through the marketable stages in land-based RAS. RAS, which use water over and over again by removing wastes from the water and supplying oxygen to the fish, mitigate space and water conflicts and problems of effluent discharge. In addition to laboratory scale studies, fish production trials are conducted under near commercial scale conditions in state-of-the-art RAS to evaluate system design and operation as well as fish performance.

Juvenile Red Porgy
Juvenile Red Porgy

Juvenile Southern Flounder
Juvenile Southern Flounder

Juvenile Black Sea Bass Being Weighed
Juvenile Black Sea Bass being weighed.

Graduate Students James Hill and Tyler Gibson Sample Juvenile Black Sea Bass
Graduate Students James Hill and Tyler Gibson Sample Juvenile Black Sea Bass

Black Sea Bass at the end of the Growout
Black Sea Bass at the End of Growout