Category Archives: Irafs Articles

Aquaculture opportunities emerging in Manitoba – an expanding food farming sector in the Prairie provinces.

Aquaculture has been practiced in Manitoba since the late 1960s. It began with experimental stocking and fish growth studies in “pothole” lakes in the Erickson area in southwestern Manitoba. These pothole stockings were conducted by the DFO Canada Freshwater Institute and the Manitoba Government. Many of these lakes were considered to have the potential to… Read More »

How Much Food and Water are we Wasting?

A report done recently by the UK’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has discovered that about 1.2-2 billion tons of the food produced in developed countries is either wasted by poor storage, bad distribution, or over rigorous “often perception based” quality standards. The current wasteful behavior is extremely ignorant, and accounts for 30-50% of the worlds produced… Read More »

Intregrated Aquaculture And Aquaponics Systems

Multiple Sector Rapidly Expanding Product Demand Consumers are increasingly demanding a cost-competitive, safe, reliable food supply which is appealing, nutritious, and grown with minimal environmental impact methods. Farming of fish and plants together in a closed system offers an advanced and one of the most eco-friendly methods to help meet this demand. Source: IRAFS Consulting… Read More »

Benefits of Recirculation Systems

A more sustainable solution within the thriving aquaculture industry is a production method called Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). This is a new age land-based fish farming method, has the flexibility to be fully operational in any environment. Highlights of IRAFS – RAS technology Fully controllable year round constant farming and harvesting process designed to regularly produce fresh… Read More »

Fish and Seafood Role In Nutrition

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), held in Rome in November 2014, adopted the Rome Declaration and the Framework for Action, whereby world leaders renewed their commitments to establish and implement policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition and transforming food systems to make nutritious diets available to all. The conference confirmed the importance of fish… Read More »

Aquaculture – Moving Into The Future

Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans and plants, is the world’s fastest growing food production sector and produces more than 50% of the global seafood supply. The global aquaculture industry, currently valued at over $144 billion, has consistently grown in terms of volume, increasing at an average of 8% annually in the… Read More »