caters for Aquaculture
14 July 2002
We are pleased to announce the appointment
of Diesel Marine Services at Port Lincoln in South Australia,
as a distributor of the Baleen filter to the aquaculture industry.
DMS will be concentrating their initial marketing efforts
with the fishing industry.
There has been new legislation imposed, and
regulations are to be set by the EPA on the aquaculture industry
in general. This has created a need for improved wastewater
management practices. It will impact on offshore and onshore
Tuna processing operations produce a rich,
blood waste wash-water stream largely containing blood and
tuna debris. Approximately 2,500 liters of this ‘blood
water’ is produced per hour, with processing operations
lasting up to 6 hours per day, per boat.
The environmental concern is ‘blood
water’ discharged overboard in such quantity is not
sustainable. Fish processing boats will need to be modified
to better suit handling of ‘blood water’ discharges.
DMS is commercialising a “blood filter
system” that revolves around the Baleen filter for the
onshore and offshore operations. The Baleen filter separates
all visible solid debris to less than 100 micron and also
enables recovery of ‘congealed’ blood substances.
All tuna debris and major blood constituents
are separated from the raw ‘blood water’ and collected
as spade-able matter for either easy disposal or recovery
as value-added by-product rich in blood protein and fish oil.
Final treated ‘blood water’ is then disinfected
and adjusted to pH 7.0 prior to discharge overboard or to
For further information you can contact John
Harrell from DMS on (08) 8683 0099.