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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as "Aquaculture"

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Fish Farms – Reviewing the Rise of African Aquaculture


Examining emerging fish farms in Africa where aquaculture systems promote sustainable food sources for the future. A recent study by the World Food and Agriculture Organization indicates that the majority of the global workforce engaged in fisheries and aquaculture operations is concentrated in Asia. Not surprisingly, China’s rich history in farming fish allows them to… Read More »


Policing Regulations of the Aquaculture Industry and Cracking Down on Unlawful Fisheries


Deep Trekker™ Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are becoming common practice in the Aquaculture industry to maintain the sites – enforcement officers use the same Deep Trekker underwater drones to regulate them. The aquaculture industry is something that Deep Trekker™ is quite familiar with. From humble beginnings, the ultimate aquaculture ROV has grown to meet the ever-developing needs… Read More »


Climate Change Research: Underwater Drones Used to Monitor Marine Health

Aquaculture, Customer Stories, Underwater Discovery and Research

Climate change research drone using innovative remote technologies for monitoring changes in our oceans ecosystems around Aquaculture sites.  The ocean is an mysterious world which is continuously evolving and altering with currents, climate change, marine life, and other outside forces. Yet, with its monumental vastness, our knowledge of these occurrences and their effects is still limited.… Read More »

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American Aquaculture in Review | What Tools Aid in Regulating the Industry


Aquaculture America 2017 brought Deep Trekker’s team to the beautiful city of San Antonio, Texas. Here we were able to showcase how our underwater drones can improve aquaculture inspections by providing an immediate response tool for monitoring nets, mooring lines and fish health. American Aquaculture Aquaculture America was an ideal venue for Deep Trekker to… Read More »


Ghost Fishing – A Serious Ecological and Economic Issue


Ghost Fishing: The ecological and economic effect from abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear. How underwater drones aid in restoring marine life. Consider the sheer number of nets, long lines, fish traps, floats and other man-made devices used around the world by commercial fisheries.  If this fishing gear is abandoned, lost or discarded, organizations which… Read More »


Fish Farms – Inspections Below the Surface


Fish farms are tackling the increased demand for aquatic food, while underwater drones are tackling regular and ongoing inspections to ensure fish health and the integrity of the enclosures. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, by the year 2050, there will be nearly 2 billion more humans populating the earth.… Read More »


The Scoop on Shellfish Aquaculture


The centerpiece of many culinary gurus’ ‘stunning’ dishes, a shellfish’s journey often begins on a farm. Found on the coastal shores or in freshwater lakes, you’ll discover suspended shellfish aquaculture systems. Fixed on ropes, plastic trays or in mesh bags, these shelled, aquatic invertebrates are raised in a controlled environment – protected from hungry predators.… Read More »

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Canadian Aquaculture Industry: A Brief Outline


Deep Trekker is closely involved with fish farms around the world providing a reliable and easy to use inspection solution for submerged aquaculture structures. We proudly offer farmers a tool that allows them to keep a closer eye on their operations and ensures that they are also able to enact early measures to keep their… Read More »

Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm

Aquaculture, Company Product and Event News

Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality… Read More »

The Ultimate Aquaculture Underwater Drone Package

Aquaculture, Company Product and Event News

Introducing the ideal aquaculture underwater drone package designed meet and exceed the needs of site managers – allowing for regular monitoring of stock and submerged infrastructure. When President Sam Macdonald and Engineer Jeff Lotz started Deep Trekker they had no idea the impact the ROVs would have on fish farms around the globe. Initially building… Read More »

Underwater Drones Improving Shellfish Aquaculture


Deep Trekker has led the way for mini-ROVs in the aquaculture industry around the globe. The low cost, complete portability and ease of use, have already made the Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV the “go-to tool” for finfish farms around the world. (For a recap on the top mini-ROV uses on aquaculture sites follow the link… Read More »


Department of Fisheries and Oceans Piloting Underwater Drones

Aquaculture, For Everyone

Earlier this spring, Amanda and Sam had the chance to join the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in British Columbia to show off our underwater drones and explore how they are useful in the BC Aquaculture Industry. With beautiful sites, remarkable wildlife and friendly people the trip was a huge success and a ton of… Read More »

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