Schedule

*Event schedule subject to change

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration/Trade Show Open/Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

9:30 AM -
 12:00 PM

Morning Sessions

RAS FEED + NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

RAS DISASTERS

RAS PROJECTS

Chair: TBD

 

Chair: TBD

Chair: N/A

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM
 -
 3:30 PM

Early Afternoon Sessions

RAS CURRENT APPLICATIONS & FUTURE CHALLENGES

ECONOMICS

RAS FOR HATCHERIES

Chair: Maddi Badiola, Aquaculture Engineering Society (AES) 

Speakers:

  • Cost analysis of aquaponic systems – Marlon Greenswood, Texas Christian University
  • Oxygen decisions impacting RAS sustainability – James Flaherty, Adsorptech
  • TBD – Emmanuel Briquet, Searen
  • TBD – Rick Murray, Delta Hydronics
  • USDA ARS – Stoneville, MS Catfish Hatchery RAS system design and application – Tim Pfeiffer, USDA
  • Lessons learned – Dan Farkas

 

Chair: Carol Engle, Consultant

Chair: TBD

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Late Afternoon Sessions

RAS CURRENT APPLICATIONS & FUTURE CHALLENGES 

RAS FISH HEALTH

Aquaponics

Chair: Maddi Badiola, Aquaculture Engineering Society (AES)

Speakers:

  • TBD – Carlos Lopez, Benchmark Genetics
  • TBD – Jonathan Smith, Balmoral Tanks
  • Roundtable discussion – Carlos Lopez, Benchmark Genetics; Jonathan Smith, Balmoral Tanks; and Dan Farkas

 

Chair: Kathleen Hartman, USDA APHIS

Speakers:

  • Managing pathogen risks in RAS operations – Bill Keleher, USDA APHIS
  • CAHPS – Harnessing the power and impact of aquaculture health management – Kathleen Hartman, USDA APHIS
Chairs: Huy Tran & Amy Ridel, Aquatic Equipment & Design (AED)

 

5 PM

Cocktail Reception/Evening Socials

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration/Trade Show Open/Networking Breakfast

9:30 AM -
 12:00 PM

Morning Sessions

RAS FOR HATCHERIES

ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS

RAS PROJECTS

Chair: TBD

 

 

Chair: Chris Good, Freshwater Institute

Speakers:

  • Anaerobic digestion of waste sludge from two different fish diets in a recirculating aquaculture system – Abhinav Choudhury, Freshwater Institute
  • The effects of two water temperature regimes on Atlantic salmon growth performance and maturation – Curtis Crouse, Freshwater Institute
  • Off-flavour observations – Factors influencing accumulation in RAS, microbial characterization, and Atlantic salmon taste threshold – John Davidson, Freshwater Institute
  • Effects of water temperature increases and water signal photoperiod on early maturation in Atlantic salmon post-smolts – Christopher Good, Freshwater Institute

 

Chair: TBD

 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM
 -
 3:00 PM

Early Afternoon Sessions

RAS START-UP, STRATEGIES, & RISK ASSESSMENT

RAS EQUIPMENT ENGINEERING

RAS FEED + NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

Chair: TBD

 

Chair: TBD

 

Chair: Jason Mann, Riverence Trout

 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Late Afternoon Sessions/Trade Show close at 3.30pm

ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS

FISH HEALTH

RAS RESEARCH & FINDINGS

Chair: Chris Good, Freshwater Institute

Speakers:

  • Performance characterization of a diffused aeration basin of carbon dioxide removal in RAS – Laura Bailey, Freshwater Institute
  • Assessing peracetic acid application methodology and impact on fluidized sand biofilter performance – Christine Lepine, Freshwater Institute
  • Effect of image quality on convolutional neural network-aided machine learning model accuracy for in-tank fish detection in a RAS – Rakesh Ranjan, Freshwater Institute

 

Chair: Kathleen Hartman, USDA APHIS

Speakers:

  • U.S. importation of aquatic animals – Real world considerations – Bill Keleher, USDA APHIS
  • National aquaculture health plan and standards – What it means for RAS – Kathleen Hartman, USDA APHIS

 

Chair: Yonathan Zohar, Consultant 

 

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Plenary



Venue

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
1- 843-681-4000
westinHHI.com

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is nestled among Carolina live oaks and island palms, on the pristine Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
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Accommodations

Our group rate of $170++ USD per night is available. Over 75% of rooms have an ocean view! All rooms include a private balcony, mini-refrigerators, double bath vanities and comfortable furnishings reflecting a soothing coastal design, in addition to:

  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Shuttle service to Port Royal Golf & Tennis AND Shelter Cove Marina & Town Centre
  • Golf and Tenniss discounts at Port Royal
  • Workout fitness classes
  • 1 hour steam room at Heavenly Spa
  • Access to the Westin Savannah Water Taxi
  • Guest Room WIFI
  • Free 15 minutes at Business Centre daily
  • Bottle water (2 daily)

Reservations can be made online by direct booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50196034 or by calling  1- 843-681-4000

*RASTECH 2022 is a 2-day event (March 30 & 31, 2022), however the organizers have successfully secured this special room rate for delegates staying between Friday 25th March and Sunday 3rd April, meaning that if you plan to add on a few days of vacation in Hilton Head, then you’ll be able to do so at the special conference room rate.

*rates per night are subject to 10% room tax; $28 resort fee and $3 destination fee)

Reservations by attendees must be reserved by February 28th.
Space cannot be guaranteed after this date.

 

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