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Freshwater Institute offers in-person RAS course

August 8, 2023  By  Nestor Arellano

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The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute is offering a four-day course on recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).

The course will run from Sept.19-22 at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), in Shepherdstown, W.Va., USA.

The course will cover the fundamentals of water recirculating systems for fish culture including mass balances to maintain water quality, unit process design, fish health, biosecurity and system operation.


Course materials will be provided to participants including a binder of all presentations and the latest edition of the book, Recirculating Aquaculture.

The course includes includes a tour of the RAS facilities at the Freshwater Institute.

The Freshwater Institute is a United States-based organization that focuses on the sustainability of domestic seafood supply. It provides solutions aimed at helping environmentally-responsible aquaculture grow.

The Freshwater Institute is a program of The Conservation Fund, an American nonprofit organization with a dual charter to pursue environmental preservation and economic development.

For more information about the course, email Kata Sharrer (ksharrer@conservationfund.org). To make lodging reservations at NCTC, please call 304-876-7900. The room block (“TCF RAS Course”) expires Aug. 28. Current rates for lodging and meals are $172/night, click here for more information.

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