European lobster farming
Developer: Dr. Roberto Rabiti
DINAQUA Project Manager, RAS solutions expert
Since 1972, he has been involved in the construction of aquaculture farms in Italy and various countries around the Mediterranean and the world. A list of the projected and built plants includes shrimp, lobster, eel, sea bass, sea bream, mullet, bream, perch, pikes, tilapia and others farms for various species
From 2003 to 2005, he directed the research of the state of fishing and aquaculture in Tuscany, where he worked also as a coach and as the RAS solutions expert in the training course for regional aquaculture technicians. A few years later, he participated in the integrated design for the development of aquaculture in the Sardinia region
Some countries where he has provided international and often governmental consulting services include Japan, the Philippines, Cuba, Senegal, Santo Domingo, Ghana, Chile, Brazil, Algeria and Tunisia
The European lobster is a valuable crustacean, with higher commercial value compared to its Canadian “brother”, also because at this times it almost entirely comes from fishing. We have managed to overcome the problems of the juvenile phase
Shrimp for various reasons allows you to better manage the start-up of the farm, especially for those who enter the sector for the first time, so you can start with shrimp and add lobster from the second year of activity
We cultivate bivalves, such as oysters, mussels, scallops, etc. in the same farming circuits, to enhance the filtration system, as the play an important role as bio-sanitizers
Over one hectare of active filtration surface for each aquaculture module
We stand for the polyculture IMTA model by cultivating bivalves, namely oysters, mussels, scallops, etc. in the same circuits, using their important role of bio-sanitizers. In this way, we can manage better the bacterial component and organic particulate, producing at the same time high-value commercial biomass at relatively low co
We’ve identified the most frequently asked questions by our customers in the initial stages of collaboration for the RAS off-land smart aquaculture farm and we propose here the synthetic answers.
If you need further assistance or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll be really happy to help you
It is sufficient that the land is for agricultural use and relatively flat, with any geological composition, and preferably rectangular with one dimension wider than 60 m. For saltwater projects, it should also be located not far from the coastal zone, within 1.5 km.