[Cabling network system of the Kona Blue aquaculture Sea Station.]

Resembling something out of the portfolios of Frei Otto or Cedric Price, the Kona Blue Sea Stations off the coast of Hawaii are open sea offshore 3,000-cubic-meter submersible fish pens.

Kona Blue’s premiere achievement is Kona Kampachi®, a premium sushi-grade Hawaiian yellowtail species.

Currently, four open ocean aquaculture operations growing finfish, two operations in Hawaii, one in Puerto Rico and one in New Hampshire. All four operations grow species native to their area. All four use similar technology in their operations, including a set of submerged cages moored to the ocean bottom.

[The tent-like sea station fish pens.]
[Prepping the dewaterer.]
[Diagram of Sea Station.]
[The netting is made out of Dyneema, a material used in bulletproof vesting.]

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[...] initial successes of the aquapod for aquacultural harvesting. (read more on offshore aquaculture here.) He writes: The oceans have been critical for maintaining food sources worldwide. What happens [...]

InfraNet Lab » Blog Archive » Student Works: Trawling the Thames / Fish ‘n Ships added these pithy words on Jan 25 10 at 10:25 am

That's awesome - now if only they could untethered from the sea floor and jointed together into an aquatic habitrail.

ESask added these pithy words on Aug 11 08 at 6:18 am

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