Aquaculture & Fish Farming
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.