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New Fish Farm Cage Developed

UK - Aquaculture equipment supplier Fusion Marine has made a major 70,000 investment in developing purpose-built manufacturing tools to aid in the construction of a new range of fish farm cage.

One of the new tools will be used in the manufacture of brackets for an alternative version of the Triton cage using 400mm diameter polyethylene (PE) flotation pipes instead of the traditional 450mm size.

The other tooling will aid in the fabrication and installation of safety decking on these cages.

The extra large three-ring Triton 450 cage has already proved extremely successful for the offshore farming of tuna and salmon. The new Triton 400 version has been developed to provide an alternative specification that can be used in either three or two ring formats.

It will also provide farmers looking to refurbish old 400mm flotation pipe cages with the option to upgrade to durable all plastic cages using their existing pipes, thus minimising capital outlay.

The excellent buoyancy and strength of the Triton range provides a safe and stable working platform aided by heavy gauge handrails. All Triton cages feature anti-slip safety decking, with the handrails and all other fittings constructed from tough and corrosion resistant PE.

Stephen Divers, Fusion Marine managing director, said: “We have made this significant investment so as to provide fish farmers with a range of options and specifications for the successful Triton cage.”

Meanwhile, Fusion Marine has also developed new tooling for use in the manufacture of extra-strong brackets for its range of pontoons. These individually designed plastic pontoons are anchored to the shore and provide mooring for a range of tender craft, often in remote coastal locations.