Learn About Aquaculture

The Pentair Life Gallery

published on Oct 19, 2018

“Pentair Photo of the Week” displays some of our favorite photographs we’ve captured from around the globe. The aquaculture industry allows us to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world, meet tons of great people, and be witness to nature of all sorts!

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Join Pentair AES at AquaSur in Puerto Montt, Chile

published on Oct 17, 2018
AquaSur is the largest international aquaculture exhibition in the southern hemisphere and will take place from October 17 to 20, 2018 in Puerto Montt, Chile. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems will be present at booth A238. ...

The World’s First Aquaculture Video Game

published on Sep 19, 2018
In an effort to grow global interest in aquaculture, two aquaculture researchers have launched an aquaculture simulation video game called Aquakultor....

Aquaculture Researchers Look to Algae-Meal Fish Food to Improve Sustainability

published on Aug 22, 2018
Researchers at Dartmouth College are now looking to algae in order to replace fishmeal in aquaculture fish food. Aquaculture currently uses more than 80 percent of the world's fish oil and fishmeal. The hope is that once the technology is developed further, algae could replace fishmeal entirely, improving sustainability for aquaculture on a global level...

Aquaculture expected to grow 40 percent worldwide by 2030

published on Aug 15, 2018
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, aquaculture is set to increase by 40 percent worldwide by 2030. With 5.8 percent annual growth rate during the period 2001–2016, aquaculture continues to grow faster than other major food production sectors, but has slowed some since its peak in the 1980s and 1990s....

PAES W.A.T.E.R. Harvests Plants from Aquaponics System

published on Jul 11, 2018
At PAES W.A.T.E.R., the team harvested leafy greens from the outdoor aquaponics system, which consists of four 800-gallon fish tanks where water is cycled through and clarified to remove the solids. ...

Seeding a Biofilter at PAES W.A.T.E.R.

published on Jul 5, 2018
In recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), biological filters (or biofilters) are needed to treat ammonia, the primary waste product of fish. The biofilter provides a habitat for beneficial bacteria that convert the ammonia to less toxic forms, nitrite and nitrate. Join us in this step-by-step demo of seeding our biofilter at PAES W.A.T.E.R....

Pentair Partner Ideal Fish Opens RAS & Aquaponic Facility This Week

published on Jun 27, 2018
Land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) and aquaponics facility Ideal Fish opens in Waterbury, Conn. this week. Ideal Fish was developed with Pentair’s cutting-edge aquaculture filtration and aquaponics technology. ...

PENTAIR AES Sponsors SaltyFarmer.com Aquaculture Education Website

published on May 9, 2018
A new PBS series called Good Catch launches in 2019. As part of the series, producers have launched Saltyfarmer.com, an educational website to help share real stories from fish farms and aquaculture facilities. Pentair AES is a supporting partner of Saltyfarmer.com. The website aims to change the narrative around fish farming, where more than half the world’s consumer seafood is produced....

Genetically Modified Salmon Is Here

published on Apr 18, 2018
AquaBounty spent more than two decades researching, testing, and getting final regulatory consent for AquAdvantage®, a genetically modified salmon breed, which was finally approved for human consumption by the FDA in 2015. But consumers are divided on the new genetically modified salmon, and fierce public debate has erupted around food safety, environmental impacts, and biological patents....
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