Recently AquaVIP visited K1 Trout Farm, located sixty kilometers west of Gdynia, Poland, where we were received by Marcin Juchniewicz, the managing director of the farm. Two videos have been produced after the visit: “K1 fish farm – good practice in trout farming” and “Recirculating aquaculture system technology – K1 fish farm”, both available at the AquaVIP YouTube channel.
K1 trout farm was chosen by AquaVIP to produce a promotional video material on innovative and sustainable aquaculture in Pomerania, Poland, and an example of good practice in trout farming, as well as an educational material on trout farming technology.
As presented in the videos a lot of time and many ideas were so far invested into the planning and construction of the K1 trout farm, which is largely automated in order to reduce the ecological impact of the production and improve the fish welfare. The plant uses an air system, ensuring a vertical water circulation, a continuous current of stream water, aeration and separation of suspended solids from the fish water via a unique sediments collection system. Furthermore bioreactors are implemented for water biofiltration. The last step for water purification is an application of an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system. As the result the bi-products are a biological fertilizer and filtered water is redirected into the stream. The videos prove the farm to be an example of good practice in aquaculture and explain the technological process applied on the farm, which can be used by students, teachers, and professionals for study, analysis and application.
Both videos, in Polish, with English subtitles. are available as an open source material on AquaVIP YouTube channel.