Recirculating aquaculture systems, such as this AquaMaof / Pure Salmon salmon facility in Poland, are the subject of a virtual summit in September. Photo: AquaMaof.

Virtual summit promises real interest for RAS professionals

The “pioneers of sustainable seafood production” are to be celebrated at the first-ever 2020 RAS Virtual Summit on September 16.

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The global online event will gather together leaders in land-based aquaculture to deliver executive insights and best practices from recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) experts.

The RAS Virtual Summit is organised by RAStech magazine and has been designed with RAS operators in mind.

It will cover an array of topics along the value chain, including technology and systems design; fish growth and welfare management; and business operations.

Meaningful discussions

“We are bringing together top executives from RAS operators across the globe and will create a venue for meaningful discussions about the future of land-based aquaculture and sustainable food production,” said RAStech editor Mari-Len De Guzman.

“Given the current global pandemic, the RAS Virtual Summit enables the global community of RAS professionals to connect and learn about the latest in RAS developments around the world without the health risks associated with Covid-19.”

The summit will feature a combination of live presentations, Q&A sessions and panel discussions. Attendees will also have access to a library of on-demand sessions from scientists at The Freshwater Institute, a program of the Conservation Fund, which focuses on research that supports the sustainability of the United States’ seafood supply.

Free event

“With this being a free online event, it makes it easy for industry professionals worldwide to listen in and participate,” said RAStech advertising manager Jeremy Thain.

“Big RAS, small RAS, technology, design, investing, research and more. In reality it’s more like a virtual ‘RAS festival’ than a one-day event.”

The full schedule of the 2020 RAS Virtual Summit can be found at