Do you have any aqua-farms? Go fish

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
24 April 2007, at 1:00am

US - With a program focused on the development of aquaculture technology, the UNH Oceanic Engineering School (OES) is changing the future of the fish industry and food production.

This technology can be used to better utilize our planet, said project manager Michael Chambers. The goal of the program is to demonstrate technical and economical feasibility, according to a poster in OES facilities.

The test fish farm, which is located just south of the Isle of Shoals off the New Hampshire coast, is a breeding ground for new ideas and designs for the future of offshore fish and mussel farming. They chose this location by asking local fishermen where it would have the least impact on their usual fishing grounds.

The fish cages look like two octagonal pyramids. The large ones are 50 feet deep and 120 feet wide, with a 50-foot steel spar in the center. The four cages include two large and two small, said Stan Boduch, a research engineer for the project. The cages are positioned into somewhat of a square 75 feet below the water's surface. They are all attached to the ocean floor with anchors. They are also attached to the main anchor, which holds the feeding buoy surface.

Source: The New Hampshire