recirculating production system at the recent Coal Bed Methane Tilapia Production Facility, Wyoming.
We are an aquaculture
design - construction - management company. AquaMatrix's aquaculture facility designs are guided by two philosophical principles:
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 focus of AquaMatrix. Dr. Woiwode's experience with this technology dates to 1978, when he developed and successfully
operated two recirculation systems for the geothermal applications program of the U.S. Department of Energy. He has continued
to develop operational recirculation 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".
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.
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, Negros Occidental, Philippines.