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World Trout Culture Summit 2023: RAS Technology

A live panel recording from the World Trout Culture Summit 2023

November 16, 2023  By  Jean Ko Din

Hatchery International hosted its first World Trout Culture Summit on Oct. 18, 2023. The virtual event gathered experts across the aquaculture industry to talk about environmentally sustainable trout culture and production. In this special episode of RAS Talk, we share the live recording from a panel of trout RAS experts to talk about the benefits and challenges of recirculating systems, from restocking rainbow and brown trout to commercial farms growing trending species like Steelhead. What is this technology’s future role and potential for trout in both enhancement fisheries and aquaculture?

The panel was moderated by David Kuhn, associate professor at Virginia Tech.

Panelists included:

  • Craig Copeland, fish culture manager at the Alberta Ministry of Environment & Parks
  • John Holder, co-founder & director of technology at Gold River Aquafarms
  • Thorsten N. Vammen, general manager of FREA Solutions


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