Workshop 2011

1st NordicRAS Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

The first Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) organised by NordicRAS and the Technical University of Denmark was held in Helsinki, Finland on October 5-6, 2011. The workshop had 126 participants.

Workshop topics

The aims of the workshop were to put focus on the latest advances in RAS research and development and to identify and strengthen the network of researchers, farmers/managers, fish farmer associations, private companies, contractors, suppliers, feed companies, authorities and stakeholders in general involved in RAS related activities in the Nordic countries.

  • RAS in practice  
  • Feed, nutrition and waste characterisation 
  • Water quality in RAS
  • Waste management and diseases in RAS


  • Jean-Paul Blancheton, IFREMER, France: Recirculation systems in Europe: state of the art and prospects
  • Alexander Brinker, LAZBW, Germany: Waste characterisation in RAS
  • Ep Eding, Wageningen University, The Netherlands: Water quality in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS)
  • Jaap van Rijn, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel: Waste management in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Aquacultural Engineering special issue

A special issue of Aquacultural Engineering was published based on selected presentations from the workshop.
View the special issue from Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (I) 

Book of Abstracts

View the Book of Abstracts from the workshop in 2011


The workshop was organised as part of the Aquaculture Forum in Helsinki, Finland. Finland held the Presicency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011, and sustainable aquaculture was a focus area of the Finnish Presidency Programme. Consistent with this, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry organised a pre-conference on "Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture in Northern Europe", October 4-5.
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