A three day course running from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 will provide in‐depth training on design, operation and management of recirculating systems (RAS) for culturing fish species and practical training in the design and development of sustainable Aquaponic systems (a combination of aquaculture — fish — and hydroponics — plants).
Topics cover design criteria and system construction, water reconditioning and management of water quality, solids removal, disinfection, biofiltration, hydraulics, pump selection and aeration. Provides practical engineering based design criteria for successful commercial Aquaculture and Aquaponic systems. At the conclusion of the workshop, individuals will have the essential information necessary to design, construct and manage their own RAS systems and have a fundamental knowledge of the principles influencing the numerous design options.
Participants will also tour an Aquaponics Facility in Livonia in full operation.
Location: Cabela’s in Dundee
110 Cabelas Boulevard East, Dundee, MI 48131
Cost: $700 plus lodging
All registrants will receive the book “Recirculating Aquaculture” by Timmons and Ebeling, a course packet, a 40-hour educational video set, and a USB Thumb Drive with all presentation materials and videos as a bonus.
For more info, see: http://www.bee.cornell.edu/aqua