Learn About Aquaculture


  • What is UV Light?

    UV is a natural component of the electro-magnetic radiation emitted by the sun. The majority of radiation produced during this process is absorbed by ozone in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. UV light, specifically UV-C light (240-280 nm), which does pass through the atmosphere, acts as a natural disinfectant by inactivating exposed microorganisms, such as those found in surface matter.

    Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems' Low-Pressure (Monochromatic) UV Lamps utilize the same principle as the sun. Much of their output energy (35-40%) is within the Germicidal Action Spectrum (240-280 nm), specifically 254 nm.

    Coincidentally, living microorganisms absorb UV-C light, which, within seconds, triggers a photochemical reaction in the organism’s DNA thus preventing it from multiplying. The effectiveness of UV disinfection relies on the applied UV dose (i.e., the result of the time and UV.

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  • On July 1, 2014 Bell Aquaculture proudly launched a venture they have been working on for almost a decade. An honored invitee, Vice President of Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Bob Miller, was in attendance sharing this aquaculture milestone with an estimated 300 guests, including fish farmers and government officials. The Bell Farms™ Aqua Feed mill is a representation of the final major step in completing the integrated aquaculture farm in Albany, Indiana.

    Norman McCowan, President and CEO of Bell Aquaculture LLC expressed his gratitude saying “A long time dream has been realized here today. I am very proud of our team, our partners and our community for working together to make this dream a reality and take this critical step toward providing a solution to our coming food deficit.”

    The dream of Bell Aquaculture Bell Farms™ Aqua Feed mill had the support of many companies like Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems as well as organizations and individual fish farmers all working toward the same goal, including immeasurable amounts of research and implementation. Bell Aquaculture relies on our DSF series Drum Filter for their filtration needs. The Drum Screen Filter has proven to be highly efficient and reliable in removing solids from volumes of water large or small, playing an important role in the filtration process at Bell Aquaculture.

    Bell Farms™ Aqua Feed mill will be the first of its kind to produce locally and serve the aquaculture business on a larger scale. It is estimated that Bell Farms™ will produce 2 million pounds of feed per month with over half of their ingredients found locally. This venture is managed by Dr. Steven Craig, who has knowledge and experience with fish nutrition of more than 25 years. With Dr. Craig’s expertise, the feeds from the mill will be customized to the specific species; altering nutritional, biological and physiological needs to the specifications of the fish life cycle.

    We are pleased to be a part of this innovative project in the aquaculture industry.



  • As they say, it is a new era and being a health conscious individual is all the rage. Where doggy yoga and frequent visits to Fresh Market and Trader Joes are the new “social scenes.” As a society, we are now choosing seafood over meat and the high demand is barely being met. Our struggle for wild fish is not only being jeopardized by the amount available but what we are capturing is also unhealthy. An article released a few days ago on CNN has laid out the facts for us regarding contaminates in our ocean waters and how plastic is destroying our sea life. As reported by Casey Tolan for CNN, “Plastic waste in oceans is causing $13 billion of damage to marine ecosystems each year." The solution is easy; fish farming via aquaculture with Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems.

    To learn more about the ocean waters & wild fish epidemic read it here.

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