Recirculation systems at MERLOur purpose built facilities allow the testing of new aquaculture systems from small scale operations to commercial scale production.  Our on site engineers with support from experts at the Institute of Aquaculture can tailor our systems to your requirements.  We have conducted research to develop many areas of aquaculture production in line with our wider aims of sustainability, fish welfare and improved efficiency. 

Previous studies have investigated:

  • Broodstock husbandry
  • Species specific environmental enrichmentLive feed systems at MERL
  • Stock improvement
  • Rearing protocols
  • Microbial ecology and sanitation systems
  • Recirculation and flow through comparisons
  • Light regimes for growth and reproduction
  • Semi automated feeding systems
  • Image analysis for live cultures of rotifers