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UMBC SAS^2 Conference in the Spotlight

More than 110 academic researchers, industry pros, government officials and educators met at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) for the second annual Sustainable Aquaculture Systems Supporting Atlantic Salmon (SAS2) conference in October. The conference’s nine panel discussions (with more than 50 panelists), local field trips and tours, and social events gave stakeholders the opportunity to share progress and address remaining challenges to move the aquaculture industry forward.


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Atlantic Salmon Arrive in Baltimore for Aquaculture Research at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)

Marine biologist and fish reproductive endocrinologist Yonathan Zohar, PhD gives a tour of his aquaculture laboratory at the University of Maryland Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Dr. Zohar and his team have developed a system which incorporates the whole life cycle of threatened marine fish. The lab creates its own salt water, which contains no pathogens, heavy metals, PCBs, or other impurities. The system also does not release waste into the environment. Organic filters purify the water, while remaining solid waste is converted to biofuel. Algae are also grown as a source of fish feed and biodiesel.

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