recirculating production system at the recent Coal Bed Methane Tilapia Production Facility, Wyoming.
an aquaculture design - construction - management company. AquaMatrix's aquaculture facility designs are guided by two philosophical
1) System designs should prioritize optimum fish health.
Optimum health yields maximum growth.
All AquaMatrix designs and stock, water and health management practices embrace this perspective.
Preventative Health Management is the guiding theme.
2) System designs should optimize ease of management while
achieving the greatest production.
Over thirty years of hands-on experience guide the operational management of
facilities designed by AquaMatrix .
Refinements of intensive/recirculating aquaculture
technologies have been a significant focus of AquaMatrix. Dr. Woiwode's experience with this technology began in 1978, when
he developed and successfully operated two recirculating aquaculture systems for the Geothermal Direct Applications program
of the U.S. Department of Energy. He has continued to develop operational recirculating aquaculture systems, worldwide.
Serving as Chair of the "Role of Aquaculture in World Fisheries" session at the first World Fisheries Congress
in Athens, Greece, Dr. Woiwode summarized the state of recirculating systems in a paper entitled "Recent Advances in
Predictive Recirculating Aquaculture Technology". The theme of this paper was there are sequential physical, chemical
and biological processes that can be optimized in the filtration loop, providing stable, predictable biofiltration
Notable Recirculating Aquaculture Systems include the design and construction
of the state-of-the-art hatchery and grow out tilapia and trout facility at Sheridan College, Wyoming. The system was designed
equally for Production, Teaching and Demonstration. The AquaMatrix team managed the facility in a joint venture with
the College for six years.
The hatchery biofilter system designed and constructed in the Jessore region of Bangladesh (2014, 2015 and ongoing)
has hugely reduced regional water consumption while increasing health, growth and survival of spawn. The hatcheries
also report a reduction in power consumed for pumping, an average of US$64/month.
Biofilter for Hatchery Operations near Jessore, Bangladesh, 2016.
College fish nursery and production units. The facility has capabilities for single pass open, a mix of new and recirculating
waters, or completely closed recirculating management protocols, for cold or warm water species.
delivery flume, concrete dikes and center drain for intensive production of black tiger prawns, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
AquaMatrix has actively
worked in the prawn/shrimp industry since 1988. We have contractually managed semi- and intensive production of black tiger
prawns in the Philippines, employing skilled fisheries management to achieve sustainable prawn production.
Woiwode has directed two black tiger prawn projects in the Philippines funded by USAID. The first developed health management
guidelines for prawn production in Negros; the second provided detailed nationwide analyses of the Philippine Prawn Industry
at the Presidential level, and prescribed workable solutions for the bottlenecks of all facets of the industry, from hatchery
production to feed milling to environmental interactions.
to remove Iron in coastal brackish freshwater prior to use in prawn farm, Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
captured from intensive production of black tiger prawns in pond Recirculating Aquaculture System, Negros Occidental, Philippines.