The new Banet Aquatic Research Lab at Cal State University Chico (CSUC) now has the research tools it needs to tackle research on the effects of rising ocean surface temperatures, and its effect on salmonid incubation success and performance later in life. The Banet Lab studies aquatic ecology, evolution and physiology, with a focus on fish conservation. Much of their current research concentrates on the ecology and conservation physiology of Pacific salmon species.
Integrated Aqua Systems designed, built, supplied and commissioned the flexible use aquatic system to meet the specific needs of the user group. The project featured three independent Heath tray stacks, each with its own chiller and pump to meet the temperature and water circulation needs for these sensitive species. The main system was composed of two rectangular FRP rearing raceways to be used for growth comparisons, a fully integrated filter system and a makeup water system. This INTEGRATED system provides the advanced chilling, disinfection, and filtration that is imperative in research of cold water fish species.