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Clean Water Scientific Files Patent for New Oxygenation Product

US - On the heels of the emerging aquaculture industry's "Blue Revolution," Clean Water Scientific, Inc. has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for its groundbreaking new product O2 at Sea.

The aquaculture revolution, similar to the agriculture industry's mid-century focus on better farming practices, is forcing farmers to find safer and more efficient ways to harvest their fish.

"Worldwide fish farmers are looking for ways to grow fish for market in a manner that improves their product and a key component to that is providing sufficient oxygenation vital to the survival and growth of their fish," said Dennis Mast, general manager of CWSI and developer of O2 at Sea.

"The O2 at Sea system provides a more predictable method of production for fish farmers in tidal areas by strategically dispersing oxygen throughout a fish cage."

This problem is unique to fish farms found in tidal habitats because of the tide's back and forth movement that sweeps oxygen in and out of cages, making it difficult to consistently supply adequate oxygen to the fish.

The O2 at Sea technology solves the problem of unpredictable fluctuations of oxygen due to tidal movement in large offshore fish cages.

CWSI's O2 at Sea uses superfine bubbles of oxygen to increase and maintain adequate dissolved oxygen content in water, leading to higher yields and increased profitability for fish farmers.

The system also utilizes an oxygen injector control system, which controls the delivery of oxygen to the fish cage with relation to the tidal flow.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, about one-third of the seafood consumed comes from farms, a major contributor to the $52 billion global aquaculture industry. The rapid increase of fish production in offshore tidal farms has caught the attention of food industry leaders who are scrambling to keep up with the world's rising demand for healthier food alternatives.