Nocera boosts capacity of latest RAS tanks
By Nestor Arellano
Aquaculture equipment maker Nocera Inc., says it is rolling out a new line of recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) tanks with significantly increased capacity.
Improvements made to the existing oxygenation system allows approximately 50 percent more fish to be raised in the tanks, the company said.
The tanks are designed to improve productivity and sustainability in commercial aquaculture applications.
“Our next-generation recirculating aquaculture system is larger and improves oxygen utilization, which means better fish,” said Jeff Cheng, chief executive officer of Nocera, Inc. “This represents an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to bring clean fish to the table while returning clean water back to the environment.”
Nocera designs, builds and installs, equipment for the fish farming industry. The company also provides technical assistance to the operators of the equipment. The company’s land-based RAS can be used for saltwater and freshwater species, including tilapia, perch, bass, crayfish, crab, and abalone.
Nocera’s RAS tanks can produce 20,000 to 30,000 lbs. of fish annually. The company plans to install its next-generation tanks in Taiwan.
In January, Nocera also signed a contract with Procare International Co. Ltd. to build and install 6,500 RAS tanks for a land-based fish farm facility in the township of Ru Hu in China’s Guang Dong province.