AgriMarine implements new aquaculture tanks


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 28, 2012

AgriMarine on Wednesday announced the implementation of its new tank design for finfish aquaculture.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company’s AgriMarine System proprietary floating tank technology for fin fish farming has been redesigned to better withstand high-energy marine environments, with enhanced structural strength and hydro-dynamic performance.

The design improvements also include refinements to the materials composition, enhanced vacuum resin transfer technology and increased efficiency in waste capture.

The tank parts have also been redesigned to fit into common shipping containers in order to streamline manufacturing, lower the costs of shipping and expedite the assembly process. A more efficient pumping system increases the access to deep water and hydraulic flow. With the intent to expand into Norway, the tanks are being designed and built to conform to NS94.15 certification standards.

"The implementation of our new tank design will further demonstrate the advantages of our technology in the areas of environmental sustainability, fish husbandry and improved production performance for salmon farming,” said CEO Richard Buchanan. “Securing a manufacturing leader for our systems allows the Company to move forward with its sales and licensing strategy for the AgriMarine System in Europe and the Americas."

AgriMarine negotiated a long-term manufacturing agreement with Washington-based technical engineering company Janicki Industries, which has over 20 years of experience in large-scale composite work and in designing precision molds, tooling and fabricating parts for highly technical equipment for a variety of industries.

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