Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources

Research Facility

Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) conducts industrial research and development, technology transfer and education services for the global fishing industry. 

The primary testing facility for CSAR is the Marine Institute's flume tank. With its sophisticated video recording, computer software, sensor equipment and special features, this advanced facility provides the basis for consulting and technical services to the entire marine industry.

The Centre has a core staff in the disciplines of fishing gear technology, conservation engineering, fisheries biology, fish behaviour, and mechanical engineering.

  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Manufacturing and Processing

Research Facility

Paul Winger

Industry Liaison Officer

Matt Grimes
Technology Commercialization Officer

Equipment 1 piece(s)

Flume Tank

Constructed at a cost of $8.5 million CAD and first opened in 1988, the flume tank provides the physical environment required to carry out performance evaluations, gear tests and other observations on newly developed or existing fishing gears and other related equipment in simulated underwater and near surface conditions. CSAR provides technical services for fishermen, fishing equipment manufacturers/suppliers, other fishing industry groups, and public and private organizations. The flume tank is used to demonstrate the operations and behaviour of fixed and mobile fishing gear in water to members of the fishing industry and the general public.

Largest in the World

Test chamber is 22 m long, 8 m wide, 4 m deep.

Date submitted: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 11:33 PM
Date updated: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 11:33 PM

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