Philip Nickerson

What crosses your mind when you discover a leak at your hatchery or farm? …..the mess, safety, effect on production, and the cost – each are legitimate concerns. more

Mar 29, 2017 9:39 AM Husbandry

Behind every successful hatchery there are some fantastic staff. Here are five tips to help find them…..and keep them. more

Jan 16, 2017 10:54 AM

Cavitation occurs when NPSHr (Net Positive Suction Head Required) is greater than NPSHAa (Net Positive Suction Head Available). A simple method to determine NPSHa is to install a vacuum gauge near the pump suction. more

Nov 3, 2016 10:13 AM Recirc

Sometimes, in terms of efficiency, less can be more as demonstrated by the humble pitcher plant. There is a lesson here for hatchery managers. more

Apr 20, 2015 11:38 AM Recirc

Your fish are ready to leave the hatchery. Now what? Regular Philip Nickerson reviews the basics of getting your product to market. more

Feb 2, 2015 10:14 AM Husbandry

Things you can do now to prepare northern hatcheries for winter ... and by doing so, save yourself grief when it's cold and snowing. more

Jul 29, 2014 2:32 PM Recirc

“Even a free pump may end up costing you more than a shiny new cast stainless steel volute with all the latest bells and whistles.” more

Nov 29, 2013 2:22 PM Recirc

Domestic well pump switches adapt well to saltwater facility. more


Aquaculture engineer and technical manager, Philip Nickerson explains how a thoughtful, methodical approach to troubleshooting can avert potential disaster more

Sep 30, 2013 5:00 PM Recirc


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