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In-Pond RAS / In-Pond Fish Raceway

Superior Raceways™ (patented*) offer the aquaculture industry a new and unique tool for farming a wide variety of fish, shellfish, aquaponics, or even alligators. Our floating raceways, sometimes called "in-pond raceways" or "in-pond RAS" systems, now permit fish farming in cranberry reservoirs, financially challenged catfish and HSB ponds, quarries, mines, marshes, estuaries, and stump-filled ponds formerly unusable.

Highly suited for retrofitting open-pond, catfish or hybrid striped bass (HSB) facilities, Superior Raceways can be used with any stationary (non-floating) walkway system or with floating docks. Because Superior Raceways float, they can be quickly adjusted to changing water levels.

Modular, connecting pods, downstream from a main raceway now offer unlimited "add-on" options for additional nutrient capture and utilization by other crops, plus "outside-the-raceway" sediment collection.

In-pond raceways, when coupled with modern, computer-assisted feeding and aeration systems, are now routinely achieving Feed Conversion Ratios (FCR's) of 1.2:1 versus 2.8-3:1 for open pond methods. This zero water discharge system alone can reduce a grower's total variable (non-fixed) operational costs by more than 50%, regardless of feed costs. Improved survival rates of 95% with in-pond raceways versus about 50% for open-ponds, reduces the need for "over-stocking" and saves significant additional expenses, plus feed, from Day 1.

Innovative and time-tested aquaponics applications are strongly supported by Superior Raceways' design flexibility and proven reliability.

Evolving from traditional heavy rigid fish boxes and fish cages, this system is superior for many reasons. Uniquely flexible, these portable fish tanks roll-up for easy transport or can be used as in-ground fish raceways. When used in fish hatchery operations the raceways can accommodate multi-site and multi-species use during the same year. Inside or outdoors, in freshwater or saltwater, Superior Raceways can handle a multitude of environments and applications.

Superior Raceways have the ability to produce high-density cultures of larvae, juveniles, and adult fish in an environmentally friendly manner. Whether used as a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) or flow-through system, Superior Raceways can be used to easily meet best management practices, E.P.A. effluent discharge standards, and most other fish farm permitting requirements.

If you would like to find out how a Superior Raceway system can lower your overhead and increase your yields, please contact us. We look forward to serving you!

*Manufactured under one or more patents, including U.S. Patent #7069875.

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