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The Worlds First Ouroborus Freshwater System

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UK - Ouroborus will be the world's first self contained re-circulating system for rearing saltwater species in freshwater, inland or the sea.

Diobas, who specialise in marine and freshwater research say that the new technology applies to both marine and freshwater species.

The company says that further research is dramatically increasing the number of species that can be successfully reared in this system, which now includes Soon Hock, Arowana, Turbot, Bluefin Tuna and Giant Grouper.

The Ouroborus System aims to rear fish in a commercially sustainable and humane way to feed the growing demand and give the seas a chance to recover.

The company says that despite the environmental benefits and methods of producing a relatively cheap, sustainable source of 'fresh' fish, the system has received little support in the UK.

However licensing agreements to implement the technology are under negotiation in Germany, Denmark, USA, Canada, Malta, Cyprus and others, with Singapore, Malaysia and Ireland already secured. In addition, Diobas has confirmed that the world’s first Ouroborus production units are in the final stages of construction in Singapore and will be operational within the next 3 months.

Steve Marriot, Managing Director of Diobas said “It is a fantastic achievement for all of us at Diobas to see the results of our 16 year investment into this Research finally establishing itself throughout the world. Over the next 18 months, in excess of 100 full scale production units are planned to be constructed, under license with the smallest unit yielding in excess of 75 tons of fish per annum at an attractive and sustainable market price.

"Our system will enable the production of fish as a valuable comparatively cheap source of protein in areas where food production is often impossible and, at long last, we are one step nearer to our vision where all fish are produced in a humane and carefully managed environment alongside processing plants situated where they are needed”.

The company is also hosting a team of 20 delegates from France later in the month, who are interested in seeing the facility and seeing how they could use some of the innovative technologies to expand their businesses in this market sector.