Responding to the need for development of circular economy in aquaculture, AquaLoop partner – Klaipeda University (LT) decided to conduct a pilot focused on the demonstration and promotion of aquaponic technology: FISHVISA – Development of the FIsh-SHrimp-Vegetables Integrated System of Aquaponics to showcase the potential of circular economy principles in RAS (LT)

The FISHVISA is composed of integrated fish, shrimp/crayfish) and vegetables compartments, where shrimp/crayfish use solid wastes, and vegetables use nutrients from fish and crustaceans, to develop a zero-waste RAS technology.

The system is based in a Glashouse at the Marine Research Institute Fishery & Aquculture Laboratory of the Klaipeda University. It is composed of a fish tank, shrimp/crayfish tank, sedimentation tank, backwash filter, biological moving-bed filter, sump, 3 units of plant reservoirs, LED lamps, and water quality monitoring system will be used for research on different species, initially Nile tilapia, Australian red-claw crayfish and salads, onsite training for students (as a part of KU and joint Conexus study programs) and professionals, establishment of curricula in blue bioeconomy for regional STEAM training program and support of regional bioeconomy development scopes (KEDS 2030 and KRSS 2030).

Stay tuned for updates on our pilot!

AquaLoop pilot 3: FISHVISA presentation

Coordinating partner: Klaipeda University (LT)

Video material from Marine Research Institute Fishery & Aquculture Laboratory – Klaipeda, Lithuania

AquaLoop visit to the Aquaponic glashouse report