Going up: High hopes for a vertical aquaculture venture
Sector: Fisheries & Aquaculture
In a conventional recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), space limits production. John Diener wants to change that. His plan: Construct a vertical aquaculture system that produces 1,000 metric tons of shrimp every year in less than 5,000 square meters – a system that is up to 40 times more productive than existing models.
“A vertical system allows us to get into urban areas where land is scarce,” Diener told the Advocate. “There is a lot of investment going into salmon re-circulating systems that are close to major consuming regions and we’re focused on doing something similar for shrimp.”
Photo credit: Akualogix
by Jodi Helmer, Global Aquaculture Alliance
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