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by Vaughn Entwistle, Managing Editor, International Aquafeed

his year’s Aquaculture America coincided with the triennial meeting of the World Aquaculture Society. The event is called the “triennial” because it is a coalition of the National Shellfisheries Association, The Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, World Aquaculture Society and the National Aquaculture Association. The event ran for four days from March 6th through to the 10th at the Marriot Hilton in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spread over two floors, the 2019 event hosted a wide variety of aquaculture companies, ranging from fish feed producers all the way to system integrators offering turn-key RAS installations. In addition to the trade show, the show featured four full days of technical conferences (Friday, March 8th through to Monday, March 11th). The sessions covered a wide range of species, including everything from mussels to mainstream aquaculture fish such as tilapia and salmon, to newly emerging breeds including tuna. Fish health and disease were well covered as was the marketing and economic side of aquaculture. The trade show spanned two floors of the Marriot Hotel and featured exhibitors from around the world:

Water Analytics AM 2300 Multi-Input Controller Jeffrey Aghjayan demos the company’s AM 2300. The AM-2300 offers a real breakthrough in process control. It features the functionality of a PLC and a SCADA in a compact package at a very affordable price. The AM-2300 basic unit accepts four inputs from direct 4-20 mA output sensors, three square wave inputs from pulse instruments such as paddle wheel or magnetic flow sensors and four relay outputs which are programmable from any of the seven inputs or via the difference of two analogue inputs (virtual sensors). The basic unit can be expanded into a number of versatile configurations using the additional card slot and populating it with various expansion boards. More inputs, outputs and relays are configurable with the purchase of an appropriate expansion boards.

Ziegler Fish feed specialists Zeigler were on hand to show off their line of aquaculture feeds and nutrition for shrimp and fish, including trout, bass, tilapia, perch, sea bass, barramundi, yellowtail, pompano, and other marine fish species. They also promoted their feed mill technology including plant design, production engineering, feed formulations, nutritional support, and research and development.

Integrated Aqua Systems Integrated Aqua Systems were one of a number of systems integrators at the show who offer a range of services. They are aquatic systems integrator and equipment supply company that specialise in the design, fabrication and supply of advanced water filtration systems and tank systems to meet clients’ specific needs in aquatic research, aquaculture and commercial aquatic exhibits.

D/T Fiberglass RAS Gas Balancing Tower This California company’s gas balancing towers are a cost-effective method of stripping CO2 and oxygenating used water in aquaculture systems. The addition of pure oxygen into recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) increases oxygen solubility and reduces fish production costs by allowing higher fish and feed loading rates at lower water flow requirements.

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