Wind Power Can Be Harnessed For Aquaculture

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
2 May 2006, at 1:00am

MALAYSIA - Aquaculture ventures should look into other energy sources like the wind as the rising fuel prices pose serious challenge for the industry's outlook. Universiti Malaysia Sabah's (UMS) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Datuk Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin said the time has come to opt for multidisciplinary and high-tech industrial aquaculture by harnessing energy from the wind. The industry should also be managed with a high degree of automation and robots that are robust enough to do high risk operations in open sea, he said in his keynote address at the International Conference on Coastal Oceanography and Sustainable Marine Aquaculture - Confluence and Synergy here Tuesday. His speech text was read out by Prof Dr Ridzwan A. Rahman, Director of UMS' Research and Innovations Centre. Besides of using wind energy to run aquaculture project, he said scientists should also think how to make use solar radiations in generating power for aquaculture operations like hatcheries and grow-out systems. The three-day conference is jointly organised by UMS, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Inter-Islamic Network of Oceanography. Source: Bernama