What Is Aquaculture?
Aquaculture is also known as fish farming. Fish farmers breed, raise and harvest fish, mollusks, crustaceans, inverts, algae, aquatic plants and other organisms in controlled environments for human consumption.
The desire for healthy, sustainable animal proteins such as marine creatures has driven a steady incline in demand for seafood for many years. Aquaculture is a more sustainable alternative to wild-capture fishing, which has nearly depleted our oceans. The aquaculture industry is even more environmentally friendly than farming land creatures such as cows and chickens. When done correctly, aquaculture requires less water and food and produces significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions levels.
The popularity of aquaculture has been growing rapidly worldwide for the last 50 years. By 2030, the Global Aquaculture Alliance predicts more than half of all seafood for human consumption will be produced on fish farms. This "blue revolution" has presented new challenges and opportunities for innovations to improve the ways we farm fish.
Every fish farm needs an ROV
Take control of your net inspections and ensure effective cleaning and monitoring for wear and tear that could cause fish escapes. Make pen and net inspections part of your routine, and monitor stock health and feeding using a mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
Net and mooring inspection
Perform regular and efficient net inspections. Ensure mooring lines and anchor points are secured to guarantee structural integrity. This is necessary when setting up initial pen installations and to adhere to regulatory agency guidelines.
Fish mortalities gather at the bottom of the pen and often do not make it to the collection system. Using the ROV equipped with the mort removal tool, push mortalities into the mort pumping system or bring them to the surface.
Feeding assessment & fish husbandry
Save money and time with live feedback from the Deep Trekker networked solution of underwater camera systems. Monitor the feeding process, stock health and observe fish behavior.
Why Deep Trekker for Aquaculture?
No topside power or generators required
Weather proof handheld controller
Tools specifically designed for aquaculture
270-degree rotating UHD camera
Easy to use piloting system
Wireless networking and viewing capabilities
Convenient aquaculture inspections
Take control of your underwater assets. The Deep Trekker battery operated remotely operated vehicle allows operators the freedom to dive and inspect on their own time during emergency responses.
No need for gas-powered generators or on-site power due to Deep Trekker's battery-operated vehicles. Ensure no risk of contamination to the environment or to fish health.
Cost saving solution
Hiring dive teams to perform regular and on-going aquaculture inspections can be expensive. Deep Trekker ROVs offer an affordable and customized option to fit within any budget.
Our operations take place in several locations of the Chilean Patagonia, where the ROVs face extreme weather and sea conditions on a daily basis. In spite of these harsh conditions, we’re able to offer an excellent and efficient service to our customers due to the technology from Deep Trekker at our disposal.
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Mort Retrieval System
Morts are an inevitable part of the fisheries and aquaculture industry. Throughout the smolt introduction up to the harvest, Deep Trekker ROV systems can be used with the mort digger or lifter to efficiently remove or bring morts to the lift up systems.
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Tools Made for Aquaculture
Aquaculture is a unique industry with specialized tasks. Maximize your return on investment with tools developed for aquaculture-specific needs, including:
- A built-in ultrahigh definition camera. Deep Trekker ROVs come equipped with high-quality cameras perfect for net and structural inspections, health monitoring, feed management and other visual tasks that would otherwise require a diver to look below the surface.
- Accurate onboard sensors. Monitor and evaluate the environmental profiles of your fish farm with Deep Trekker's built-in sensors for temperature, oxygen and depth.
- A convenient arm tool. Retrieve things dropped in the water with minimal disruption using the arm tool on the front of the ROV.
- Add-on sampling tools. Tools for sampling water and sediment are available as inexpensive add-ons to your ROV. Take samples quickly and easily to meet government mandates and monitor your environments.
- A mort pusher tool. Use the add-on mort pusher tool to bring morts to the uplift system instead of hiring divers to do the work.
Purchase a Deep Trekker Aquaculture ROV
As the aquaculture industry continues to grow, fish farms need to find new, innovative ways to keep up with increased demand. Give yourself an edge over the competition by investing in a Deep Trekker aquaculture ROV. Our ROVs will save you time and money — use them to cut costs and simplify your most challenging tasks.
Do you need help or have additional questions? Contact us today and one of our expert aquaculture team members will help.
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