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RAS.Exposed explores the limits of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems. RAS technology is seen by many as the future of the fish farming industry and the worldwide aquaculture industry is experiencing a very rapid build out of RAS operations making it difficult for any level of government to establish appropriate regulations effectively allowing moneyed interests to decide the value of our health, our local environments and our planet in a time of certain global climate chaos.

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems(RAS) – Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (RAS-CAAP) as defined here refers to a CAAP fish farm, a Land Based (LB) RAS which intends to produce more than 1000 tons of fish per year, with a biomass density greater than 30kg/m^3 and which discharges wastewater.

RAS has solved many of the problems with Open Net Pen (ONP) salmon farming however the inherently heavy carbon footprint of RAS is too high of a price to make RAS an economically or environmentally alternative to ONP.  It took years to learn of ONP’s problems where RAS’s issue with it’s carbon footprint is all too obvious and probably not solvable with the current Climate Crisis which is becoming harder and harder to ignore every day.

This website is a collaborative Information Portal to help citizens stay informed and connected in order to be engaged in their local regulatory and legislative processes regarding this new technology which is attracting investment money world wide making it difficult for local communities to meaningfully participate in this complex, multidimensional issue. Local communities have a right and responsiblity to protect their health, local environment and our planet. All content is Free Cultural Work, ShareAlike 4.0; please share!

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