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Brief Published: 21 Aug 2012

Aquapods: Floating Fish Farms


Hawaiian mariculture firm Kampachi Farms is working to produce sustainable seafood stocks for the rapidly growing population with a floating fish farm system called Aquapod.

The farm is a 22-foot unanchored fish pen tethered to a drifting boat in the open ocean, more than 150 miles offshore. Marine biologists on board monitor and feed the fish, while a global positioning system tracks the vessel’s drift and transmits data to the company’s land-based headquarters.

Neil Antony Sims, the company’s co-chief executive, says: “This technology has the potential to revolutionise fish farming, making it the most impact-free form of food production on the planet.”