TMC Fluid Systems Products

Aquaculture

Aquaculture & Fish Farming

Fish Farming

Fish Farming/Hatchery

Aquaculture, also known as fish or shellfish farming, refers to the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments including ponds, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Researchers and aquaculture producers are "farming" a variety of freshwater and marine species of fish, shellfish, and plants.

Rapid population growth and an increased awareness of health benefits associated with seafood is projected to increase the global demand for seafood 24%. The aquaculture industry will be required to fill the supply gap with an additional 20-30 million tons of seafood.

TMC Fluid Systems provides blowers for aeration of these fresh and sea water farms.

In aquaculture, oxygen dispersion is essential. Oxy­gen dis­per­sion involves both thor­ough sub­-sur­face cir­cu­la­tion and oxy­gena­tion to cre­ate a destrat­i­fied pond envi­ron­ment where tem­per­a­ture and oxy­gen lev­els are uni­form through­out the entire pond.

Consistency in temperature and oxygen levels provides a health­ier envi­ron­ment that leads to increased size, increased sur­vival rate and thus increased profit to the aqua­cul­tur­ist.

Since species like shrimp are bot­tom dwellers, it is also crit­i­cal to have the oxy­gen dis­trib­uted to the bot­tom layer of the pond where these species live and thrive. Also, thor­ough mix­ing and dis­tri­b­u­tion of oxy­gen aids in the con­trol of ani­mal and feed wastes, keep­ing pond bot­toms cleaner and decreas­ing risks of dis­ease.

The following is a good visualization of a Blower System used specifically in the aquaculture and fish-farming industries for re-oxygenation.