Modeled and measured currents and oxygen in tropical aquaculture
Barramundi fish is becoming a popular species in tropical water fish farms. This species is tolerant to warm waters and to relatively low levels of oxygen, but when O2 drops below about 3mg/l the growth rates will decrease and if the levels drop rapidly it could result in fish kills.
The scope of this study was to get a better understanding of the onsite oceanographic conditions that are the most important to the daily operations and on the environmental impact of the fish farm. Another aspect was to compare modeled currents, from a forecasting model, with measured. Two Aanderaa SeaGuardII multiparameter systems were deployed around and inside the pens. Read more.
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