Cage Aquaculture

For cage aquaculture, AquaBioTech Group is able to provide a complete service from project design all the way through to installation and commissioning. Projects of all sizes are undertaken, including assistance in procurement of equipment, technologies and staff for new projects.  With in-house capabilities and a network of associate partners AquaBioTech Group can deliver the design and delivery of nearshore and offshore cage aquaculture projects.

Near Shore Aquaculture

Whilst the availability of near-shore locations is rapidly decreasing due to competition from other users, there are still a number of countries where near-shore cage operations are feasible.

Undertaking intensive aquaculture close to shore possess a number of environmental issues such as water exchange modelling and bioremediation and biological issues such as adequate oxygen levels in the water. These and many other factors require adequate consideration and planning before commencement of operations.

Offshore Aquaculture

Offshore cage aquaculture is widely seen as forming a major part of the future for the global aquaculture industry. Despite these projections technically there are still a number of major challenges that require high-level planning in order to make the operations feasible.

There are a number of cage companies that offer offshore solutions, but this is only one part of the operation and other technologies, and operational procedures are just as important to consider.

Experienced in designing offshore aquaculture projects for some of the most exposed sites, our engineers work with cage manufacturers and mooring experts to safely move fish farms further offshore.

AquaBioTech Group has experienced staff and personnel who are able to assist in all aspects of offshore cage culture from cages and moorings, to feeding, harvesting and service / support craft.

Services provided by AquaBioTech Group:
  • Bathymetric Surveys
  • Technical and Biological Support
  • GIS Aquaculture Development
  • Site Assessments
  • Aquaculture Zoning Studies
  • Aquaculture Climate Resilience
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Appropriate Assessment
  • Biosecurity Assessments
  • Life Cycle Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies & Project Planning
  • Technology Sourcing
  • Conceptual Planning Using 3D CAD Software
  • Installation; Including Third-Party Quality Control
  • Full System Design, including Mooring Design
  • Commissioning and Technical Training
  • Operational and management support on existing cage farms
  • Governance and Policy Support