The middle of an arid desert is hardly the place one would expect to find a thriving industrial fish production farm. But the Revivim experimental farm project has successfully scaled production for four species, currently configured for barramundi. The key to success in all cases is the Indoor Recirculating Aquaculture System, Indoor RAS, able to grow both fresh and marine species. In fact, earlier than projected, the Revivim project added a nursery section, completed in 2011.
Experience is the best teacher. Each species has its own density:
Used farm water irrigates olive trees, and residual nutrients from the farm are used as fertilizer for trees. Maintaining a total energy consumption of just 17kw, the 450m2 (nearly 5,000 square ft.) project has become profitable providing a source of fresh fish to the hospitality industry, as well as KOI fingerlings for export.
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