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The above image summarizes the main benefits of RAS.

Compared with traditional aquaculture methods, Aquamaof’s land-based recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) has various advantages and strengths, with the most significant ones being the system’s cost-efficiency that leads to substantial reduction in production costs, and the ability to locate the system next to market, thus shorten the supply chain and save on major transportation costs.

With full control over the production parameters and super intensive recirculation of almost 100% of the water via physical elements and natural processes, the system not only substantially reduces water and power consumption, hence leading to lower COGS, but also considers our planet’s limited natural resources and is environmentally conscious.

Further, cultivating fish in a fully controlled and monitored environment eliminates the risk of fish escapes, predators, or disease. By taking full control of all key production parameters, we can keep disease inducing pathogens outside the facility. In the rare case of infection, the system enables quick diagnosis and action to insulate and resolve the situation on the production unit level. As a result, there is no need to vaccinate the fish or use chemicals or other measures that might affect the quality of the fish.

In terms of supply chain, our full control of the production parameters allows us not only to plan the production cycles in advance and reach year-round harvest regardless of climate and weather conditions, but also to locate the facility anywhere on the globe, close to the market, thus shorten the supply chain, save transportation and shipment costs and supply fresh products with extended shelf-life.

There are various considerations when planning a RAS project, with the ‘consumer market’ being the first one. As we deal with large industrial facilities and mass production, it is essential to ensure that the fish produced in the planned RAS facility are the right fish for the designated market and will maintain high demand.

Other considerations include the identification of a land suitable (in terms of size, topographical conditions, water availability, power infrastructure etc.) for an industrial aquaculture facility; the availability of high-quality water source suitable for the chosen species; the availability of stable energy supply; the constant supply and availability of fertilized eggs or fingerling of the chosen specie (Irregular supply of eggs or fingerlings will negatively affect the operation of the facility and the ability to reach full capacity and year-round harvest); the regulatory landscape in terms of water discharge and treatment; and the availability of skilled workers that can be trained for the management and operation of the facility.

Biologically wise, most of the edible fish species can be farmed in land-based RAS. From economical perspective, there may be different driving forces that will dictate whether a certain edible fish species shall be farmed in RAS.

The world’s population is constantly growing; according to recent estimates compiled by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it is expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050, requiring a 60 per cent increase in food production overall to meet demand. Meanwhile, natural resources continue to be depleted. The FAO has identified aquaculture as having a key role to play in filling the gap between supply and demand, and a sustainable solution is needed to ensure that it can do so.

Salmon is a fish species that is in great demand, and fish in general is considered to be the most healthy and sustainable animal protein, being low in fat, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids — which, according to the ANA (American Heart Association), can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and may help prevent strokes. Fish also contain vitamins D and B2 (riboflavin), and are rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.

Faced with climate change and the depletion of natural resources, and the requirements of the growing population, land-based fish farming enables steady constant yearlong production of antibiotic free and fresh fish. It is an environmentally friendly and sustainable solution, produced locally  with significantly shorter supply chain, and has the potential to guarantee future food supply, at the levels required to match population growth, in any environment and climate.

Locating the facility next to the shore may serve as a good source of intake water as well as an easy solution for water discharge. Constant availability of seawater is suitable for marine species and is also optimal for purging processes if necessary. Another big advantage is the high availability and constant supply of water to the facility, whereas fresh water at the same volumes usually come at a very high price.

However, one must not be charmed by the straightforward advantages of the proximity to the sea, and must look deeper into the essence of such advantages. A major concern when dealing with animal farming is the risk of disease that evolves into a pandemic. In Aquaculture, the source of water, its pureness and suitability for the farmed species is a prerequisite for a successful farming operation. Sadly, nowadays, seawater in various geographical areas is often not suitable, AS-IS, for a RAS fish farming operation since in most cases it is contaminated with bacteria, heavy metals, plastics, chemicals or other pollutants. To use seawater as a water source in a RAS facility, the water must go through a costly purification process. At the other end of the production spectrum, to discharge these high salinity process water back to the sea, additional treatment must be taken (assuming such discharge is allowed by the local authorities). In addition, sea air is full of spray, which might also be a source of disease contamination in RAS facilities. To filter the spray and prevent it from entering the facility, sophisticated ventilation systems must be installed. Thus, additional capital investments, and related operating costs are added to the equation.

Further, the location of a mass production facility next to a major consumer market is essential for a streamlined supply chain and an economic success of the facility; however, major consumer markets are not always located along the shore and the distance between the facility and the consumer market might eliminate the advantages related to the usage of seawater in the farming process.

Another disadvantage is temperature control – big differences between day/night and seasonal, leading to higher costs of heating and cooling the water.

To summarize, the proximity of a RAS facility to the shore may be an asset as well as a burden and in order to decide on the best location of the facility, many considerations must be taken into account via a comprehensive feasibility study report tailored to the specific cultivated species, main characteristics of the project and the land in question.

To read more about Onshore Vs. Inland, click here.

Not necessarily. Any source of water is suitable for our facilities, as long as it is uncontaminated. We can use seawater or fresh water for marine species as well as freshwater species, since salinity is one of the parameters we control along the production cycle.  Note that the preference for saltwater or freshwater depends upon the options for wastewater discharge. If there is no good option for discharging saltwater (other than evaporation) then freshwater is a reasonable option for Atlantic salmon production. If freshwater is selected for grow-out production, then small amounts of salt and essential minerals are added.

An original water source which temperature is close to the required temperature in the grow-out areas might have a slight advantage in terms of power consumption at the very beginning of the process (while adjusting the intake water to the fish ideal habitat); however, given the water circulation and retention rate and the minimal amount of new water intake, such advantage might have a minor effect on the overall production cycle.

Our proprietary equipment and water treatment process is designed to handle any reasonable water source and adjust the available water to the system.

Major considerations include the proximity to your target market; environmental, topographical and climate conditions; access to stable utilities and power infrastructure; proximity and constant availability of good quality water source — municipal or underground water source, ideally no more than several hundred meters away; convenient road access to the site; biosecurity considerations (not too close to other fish/livestock farms or to the sea, swamps, rivers and other source of contamination) and local regulatory landscape. To read more about the consideration when choosing a land, click here.

Some functions of the facility may be located in separate buildings, while others must be located at the same building. The main considerations are bio-security control, costs and ease of operation. The Hatchery & Nursery (HN) and first feeding (FF) functions, for example, must be adjacent and located at the same building for flowless process. The HN and the grow-out areas may be located in different buildings. Certain support rooms and functions of the RAS facility, which naturally are located at the main building, may be disconnected and placed in other parts of the land, but such separation may lead to additional related costs (cables, pipes, etc.).

Each facility is tailor made and designed based on the specific characteristics and dimensions of the land, the specie, the regulatory requirements and other considerations.

Feed is the main component alongside electricity, labor, water and  eggs/fingerling costs. On top, there are various G&A costs such as management,  marketing, insurance, emergency LOX, maintenance and repairs, etc. that will add up to the direct costs to compose the total COGS.

Our RAS technology enables the production of fish in multiple densities (comparing to the traditional farming method), while maintaining low mortality rate and fish welfare. It supports cultivating densities of over 80 kg/m3.

The RAS environment with its fully monitored parameters and stable conditions creates an optimal habitat for the fish to grow in and enables the fish to reach its full growing capacity without having to spend redundant energy on exogenous conditions. Fish can exhaust their biological potential while directing the entire energy to feed consumption and conversion. Thus, in a proper operation of a RAS facility, fish may grow to commercial size faster compared to traditional aquaculture methods.

The key to keeping our RAS facility disease free is advanced biosecurity design and strictly implemented protocols that lead to our ability to create and maintain a closed bio-secure production environment that is free of disease inducing pathogens. Maintaining these strict biosecurity protocols and daily practices and adding various layers of biosecurity to the production process reduces the risk of pathogens. Click here to read about our biosecurity layers in the dressing rooms, machine rooms, disinfection room, utility rooms, quarantine area,  Egg or larvae de-boxing room, Denitrification System (DNS) and more.

AquaMaof’s technology design is based on dividing its RAS-based facility into independent bio-secured production modules. This assures continued operation of the facility even in the rare event of a setback, disease contamination or other deficiency, in any single module. Furthermore, in the event of any kind of failure or malfunction of any single module, the harvest channel interconnecting all fish tanks allows for the fast and efficient transfer of fish, avoiding mass mortality. In addition, almost every system within the AquaMaof solution has multiple back-up components, ensuring continuous uninterrupted operations. To read more about our backup systems for oxygenation, electricity, water and control, click here.

Solid waste can serve as a substrate for a valuable compost or land application product if freshwater is used in the grow-out production cycle. If saltwater is used in the grow-out production, then the solid waste must be rinsed with freshwater to enable use as compost in land application.

The main consideration in choosing your RAS provider is the deliverability of a reliable, environmental conscious, scalable and cost-effective system. A good RAS provider is a RAS partner, who will accompany you in every step of the way and  will be there for you not only at the inception, but for the long-run. Proven record is a must, but a written list of projects doesn’t necessarily prove a successful operational facility. This is why visiting an operating RAS land-based aquaculture facility is key. To read more about the various consideration in choosing your RAS provider, click here.

AquaMaof considers the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) standards as key in any and all of its ongoing and underwork facilities and projects. Critical considerations are incorporated as early as the concept, design and engineering phases. Later on applied to the construction and establishment of the facilities and then to their daily operation and management. Some applications include:

These facilities are optimally located close to market reduces transportation costs, gas emissions and carbon footprint. Almost 100% water recycling saves on natural water resources and preventing pollution / fish escapes / impact on wild populations. Water and solids are treated inside the facility, discharged according to local regulations. Our salmon facility in Poland is ASC & Ocean Wise certified.

Each facility creates many new job opportunities. AquaMaof provides professional training in a dedicated training center to all production, operation and management disciplines in the fish farming facility. Safety measures are applied already in the design phase, eliminating risks and potential harm to both workers and animals.

A feasibility study should be made to review all technical and operational aspects of the project. Commercially it should include a precise market analysis to best serve the potential domestic and export target markets. Premium fish with steady high selling prices should be preferred to lead to high revenues and reasonable returns.

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