2020 - An aquaculture odyssey

GLOBAL - Free-range farmed fish. Sea cages that sail off to the south and deliver their fish by themselves. Large autonomous fish farms that float unmoored in the sea. This could be the aquaculture of the future.</b> <br><br> The sky is granite-grey. The rain blows across the surface of the sea in wild gusts and the waves become higher and higher by the minute. We are in the middle of the Atlantic, and all that can be seen is ocean, more ocean and yet more ocean. <br><br> Then, on the crest of a wave, a flashing orange light pops into view. A ship, possibly. What else could be out here on the open sea? The orange flashes intoino view again, just as a violent flash of lightning illuminates the surface. <br><br> The sight that appearsappears is like something from a James Bond film. The orange light is mounted, not on the mast of a merchant ship, but on the roof of a sort of floating base. Four long arms reach out from the colossus, and six hemispheres hang from each arm. As the next flash of lighting tears the sky, an aircraft lands on one of the outstretched arms. <br><br> Out of the plane climbs, not James Bond, but an inspector, who has come to check what triggered the alarm that this surface-based base station transmitted a short while ago. <br><br> <i>Source: Innovations Report</i>

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