Ocean Ark is a Chilean project for a fish farming system that moves to the sea. A real self-propelled "ark" that raises fish in copper cages. The concept was developed according to the guidelines of the RINA, a company that provides for the classification of ships and their safety procedures.
The ship, conceived by Ocean Arks Tech of Chile (OATECH), offers a totally new approach to fish farming. It is destined to revolutionize the sector by improving several parameters: the health of the fish, the comfort of the crew and in general the image of the entire sector.
Less problems at the sea, more fairness
As a mobile platform for fish production, Ocean Ark can avoid some of the risks of ocean fish farming. Most importantly, it can supply up to 4.000 tons of product to markets, according to the designers.
Sailing the Ocean Ark away from sea heat waves, algae blooms and storms (the three Achilles heels of fish farming) will produce superior quality protein and increase world fish production. All this without increasing the pressure on fish stocks and coastal habitats.From a statement from OATECH
Sustainability is a necessary goal, as you know. But it's not just about reduce carbon emissions: an efficient, albeit sustainable, food production chain is needed. And rethinking fish farming according to new criteria could be a good solution for the future.
Smart fish farming
L'artificial intelligence will help the operation of the low-emission trimaran, which features self-cleaning copper cages that help ensure much better health for the fish. Funding is underway to build several Ocean Ark units and memoranda of understanding have been signed to build them at shipyards in China and Turkey.
In summary: the technology used allows a low-density fish farming of healthier and higher quality fish, but at lower costs. Being able to move, Ocean Ark is also able to reduce emissions in transport because it can position itself near the Asian, US and European consumer markets (and ports).