Our Corporate Member Nova Q will present an EAStalk webinar on the topic "Understanding and managing the biofilter microbiome in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems" on March 2, at 14h (CET/Brussels time). Join us!!
Dr. Georgina Robinson (SAMS):
Dr Georgina Robinson is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), UK. Her research interests focus on the development of sustainable aquaculture technologies and how system microbiomes can play a role in achieving this.
Julian Beatty (Nova Q):
Julian Beatty is the Founder and Managing Director of Dublin-based biotech company Nova Q, and the European lead for BluePlanet Labs, a leading producer of bacteria products with particular expertise in nitrification and biological wastewater treatment.
Tom Scrope (Nova Q):
Tom Scrope is the UK Manager for Nova Q with responsibility for Nova Q's innovative bacterial offering for RAS producers.
Summary of the presentation:
There are two crucial biological systems that a RAS operator has to manage to achieve success – the biology of both the fish and of the microbiome in the biofilter.
The two rely on each other, and without both working in harmony, there is no chance of growing healthy fish – whether in a hatchery or full grow-out.
Huge resources are spent on optimising all aspects of the fish biology – from the genetic profile of the eggs to the ongoing monitoring of fish health parameters.
But not enough attention is paid to optimising the health of the microbiological systems in RAS biofilters. As long as the basic functions, such as nitrification, are happening, that is often seen as ‘good enough’.
This webinar will explore why this is a missed opportunity, and how RAS operators can gain from a renewed focus on optimising the health of the microbiome.
To join us register here.
Visit the Nova Q website.