Construction of an installation for the intensive production of juvenile amberjack (Seriola dumerili)
Food is one of the great challenges that humanity faces for the future. It is estimated that by the year 2050 the world population will exceed 9.600 million people, which makes it necessary to increase production to ensure the food supply, and aquaculture is positioned as one of the most sustainable options to do so.
In this context, and with the aim of increasing fish production in a sustainable manner and minimizing the impact on the seas, everis Ingeniería is developing in the facilities of the Futuna Blue company, from Cádiz, a Greater Amberjack reproduction and breeding plant, which will allow a fivefold increase in the production of this species juveniles and ensure the viability of the plant.
The project consists on the construction of an intensive type installation of 2,000m2 that allows controlling the biological environment and physical-chemical factors throughout the entire production process, which ranges from the acclimatization and management of the breeding animals to obtaining juvenile fishes ready for sale.
The development stands out for the technological innovation that is achieved with the recirculation of water in a closed circuit (RAS), based on the filtration and treatment of water to reuse 90-95% of it in the installation. Besides, and thanks to parameters control, it allows, among others, to change the timing of the reproduction cycles of the fish to obtain egg layings throughout the entire year.
After completion of the work, everis Ingeniería will take care of the operation and maintenance of the plant during the next years.