Pilot aquaculture farm


Pilot aquaculture farm

Farm consists of five cascaded layers of production tanks. Water flows by gravity through each layer so that the effluent from one layer becomes the feed stock for the next. The farm is designed to study trophic interactions between the layers and the use of marketable organisms as a bio-filter in land based aquaculture. Ocean water is pumped and filtered to 200 µm before making a single pass through the farm. Total water volume of the farm is 65 m3 . Tank Oxygen levels can be monitored and controlled, and flow rates and temperatures are continuously monitored.

Total Volume 66 m3

Sea water flow rate: 14m hr-1

Research Facility

Wave Energy Research Centre
College of the North Atlantic
Lord's Cove
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Development & testing of wave energy converters, test bed for materials, structures and engineered devices designed for harsh wave environment. Land-based multi-trophic aquaculture.

  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Ocean Industries

Industry Liaison Officer

Kay Graham
Innovation Officer


Kay Graham Primary Contact
Industry Liaison
Michael Graham
Administrator - Research Projects

Date submitted: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 10:42 PM
Date updated: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 10:43 PM

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