A lightweight fish pen to move farms to deeper seas

29 Feb 2024

The University of Queensland has co-led a project to design a cost effective yet robust pen to expand fish farming into deeper ocean areas to help feed the growing global population.

Professor Chien Ming Wang of the School of Civil Engineering said competition for space in sheltered nearshore waters meant the industry needed to move further offshore, prompting the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre to commission the project.    

Prof. Chien Ming Wang with a model of the SeaFisher

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