Revolutionising Scottish salmon farming with open water engineering
Currently in detailed design stage, the SeaCAP 6000 is a new open water engineering solution set to revolutionise the protection, health and environmental impact of farmed salmon, whilst boosting the industries long-term productivity and profits.
By providing the optimum environment, the 6,000m3 pen allows healthy salmon smolts to grow to full harvest weight. The water is quality controlled, faeces and waste feed disposed of and external biological factors including algae, sea lice, jellyfish and predators kept out.
The project is funded by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund, which supports bold and ambitious tech-driven projects that will enable a step-change in the productivity and sustainability of the UK seafood sector.
Administered by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UK Seafood Innovation Fund supports projects with a long-term vision to improve the UK seafood, fishing and aquaculture industries.