Improve Efficiency, Lower Costs
Efficient and cost-effective feeding is one of the keys to running a profitable fish farm. With feed-related expenses sometimes chewing up as much as two-thirds of a farm’s operating budget, food conversion ratio (FCR) is often the most critical metric for a successful finfish operation.
Innovasea’s underwater feeding systems make it easy to keep fish fed, with a single surface point distributing feed to each pen in the system with minimal loss. Feeding takes place while the pen remains submerged, so it can be done regardless of rough seas or other surface conditions, including algal blooms or parasites. That not only helps minimize missed feed days, which can wreak havoc on your bottom line, but it makes fish happy because they prefer to eat beneath the surface.
- Feed storage
Modular hoppers store the feed.
- Feed/water mixer
Dry feed is mixed with water so it can be pumped down into the pens.
- Pen selector
Innovative selector valve directs feed to the appropriate pen.
- Feeder mooring buoy
Independently moored buoy connects to vessel with enough slack in the feeding hoses so as not to transfer wave action to the fish pens.
- Feed Line
Carries feed to the pens.
- Feed Dispenser Helix
Patented design spirals up the spar to distribute feed pellets from the top of the pen.
Full Visibility into Feeding Operations
But how do you keep an eye on what’s happening beneath the waves? Easy. Innovasea’s unique feeding systems are backed by our sophisticated sensors and high-resolution cameras, which provide real-time visibility into:
- Feed satiation so you can dial in efficiency and optimize growth.
- Pellet detection so you can increase FCR and boost profits.
- Biomass data so you have an accurate inventory of your fish stocks.
It’s all part of what we call precision aquaculture – a fully integrated system that’s helping revolutionize open ocean aquaculture.