Webinar: Hatchery Design in Aquaculture

Presented by:
Jeff A. Heindel – AFS Fish Culture Section Secretary-Treasurer / McMillen Jacobs Associates
Morton D. McMillen – McMillen Jacobs Associates

Thursday, January 31, 2019
2:00 pm Eastern Time
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The cultivation of aquatic organisms — termed aquaculture — dates back at least 2,500 years in China where ponds were “designed” for fish propagation purposes. They also provided the first written reference to the term “fish culture,” describing the artificial production of desirable aquatic fish species. Aquaculture has a much more recent heritage in North America, as land-based facilities were designed for the rearing of salmonids as early as 1864, and even multi-species “hatchery” ships were designed and operated by the early 1880’s.

Current-day hatchery programs now culture a wide range of fish, crustacean, mollusk, algae, and aquatic plant species throughout the world. While aquaculturists today are presented with a wide range of products, services, and vendors that can aid in outfitting or upgrading existing aquaculture facilities, the perfect “recipe” for the planning and design phase of a successful new hatchery program can be a daunting task if proper questions are not asked and critical issues are not addressed in advance of the construction process.

This webinar will provide a high-level overview of critical engineering and biological design considerations that should be addressed in the planning and design of modern aquaculture facilities.