Commercial Aquaculture

Growers depend on Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems for innovative engineering, high-quality equipment and world-class scientific expertise to sustain aquatic life and build successful cold-water and warm-water businesses. We are your single source for complete systems design, equipment, technical advice and troubleshooting.

Case Studies

The Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks and the William J. Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery are cold-water aquaculture facilities and an integral part of a strategy by the state of Alaska Sport Fish Division to ensure the continued and increased production of six species of sport fish:

  • rainbow trout
  • lake trout
  • Arctic char
  • Arctic grayling
  • silver salmon
  • king salmon

Complex recirculating systems completed for these facilities included planning and design, equipment selection, tender support, construction review, commissioning and operational assistance. These turnkey solutions enable Department of Fish and Game staff to meet Alaska’s goals for fish production.


Marine Harvest Canada, a leading salmon aquaculture company, produces farm-raised salmon in the ocean waters off British Columbia’s coast. To combat issues such as harmful algal bloom and low-dissolved oxygen events, Marine Harvest Canada counts on the Sea Pen Aeration System from Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems to deliver a robust water-quality-management platform.


Open Blue expects to harvest about 1,600 tons of Cobia a year and to produce more juveniles to increase yields with a new hatchery outfitted with Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems products:

  • DSF Series Filters for solids removal of incoming seawater and to filter 5,600 gallons per minute from Aurora pumps, using 40-micron screens.
  • Arias™ Sand Filters for filtration of small fry tanks.
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Dr. Thomas M. Losordo, Leading Aquaculture Engineer

Dr. Losordo received his Master of Science degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from the University of California, Davis.

As a professor and extension aquaculture specialist at North Carolina State University, he provided technical assistance related to aquaculture and aquacultural engineering for agri-businesses statewide. He visited and provided solutions to more than 490 farms. He has provided consulting services on aquaculture projects around the world for more than 20 years, and is a past president of both the World Aquaculture Society and the Aquacultural Engineering Society.

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