We were thrilled to host our Spanish RAS Workshop this week at Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems in Apopka, FL! With 40 attendees from the United States and all over Latin America, the three-day workshop featured presentations and hands-on demonstrations in our P.A.E.S.W.A.T.E.R. facility. Led by special guest speaker Dr. Raul Piedrahita and Pentair's own Dennis DeLong, the attendees learned about everything from tank hydraulics and solids removal to aeration and oxygenation, and disease prevention – the list goes on.
We are so thankful to everyone who traveled from around the world to be a part of this great group of people, all with the intention of gaining more knowledge to put into practice, thereby furthering the aquaculture industry and solving what many say will be a global food crisis in the not-so-distant future.
At Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, our goal with these educational workshops is to provide an unbiased, research-based overview of recirculating aquaculture fish production systems. The information we present comes from both the firsthand research results and experiences of our staff and presenters or those of our collaborators and colleagues around the world.
At the end of the workshop, our attendees depart with a technical workbook, a memory stick filled with resources and support materials, great relationships with fellow fish farmers and hopefuls – but perhaps most importantly – a better understanding of what it means to be a practitioner in the aquaculture industry and how to make their venture a successful one. The achievements of our attendees after leaving these trainings is our main priority with these workshops; not making sales or a profit from their time spent in our facility.
With that, everyone from Pentair AES involved in the workshop would like to thank all of our attendees and to make a request that you keep us updated on your progress and accomplishments going forward.
If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming workshops (we offer English RAS, Spanish RAS & Aquaponics), please visit PentairAES.com/events-calendar for a full schedule of events and additional information. If you would like to speak with someone directly, you can email PAES.General@Pentair.com or call 407-886-3939.