Journal article

Current induced net deformations in full-scale sea-cages for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Pal Lader, Tim Dempster, Arne Fredheim, Osten Jensen

AQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Net deformations of sea-cages in two full-scale commercial Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) farms (Varaldsøy, Norway, Hestur, Faroe Islands) were determined in relation to incoming currents of varying velocities. Ambient currents were measured with acoustic current meters, and net deformation behaviour and cage volume reductions were found by using depth sensors (pressure sensors) placed on strategic locations at the net cage. Cages deformed in current flow largely through lifting of the bottom netting and deformation of the front and back walls. Currents and therefore net volume reductions differed between the two farms: at Varaldsøy, the most critical current/deformation combination was 0.13 ..

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