Technical Note: Scaling Netting for Froude Number Based Model Tests

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectAquaculture; Netting; Froude Number
AbstractAquaculture systems generally consist of floating structures, with netting attached to them and suspended in the water column. These structures form the containment systems that enclose the farmed fish. Historically aquaculture installations have been located in sheltered coastal areas that minimize exposure to waves and open ocean currents. In recent years there has been a developing interest in extending the operations of aquaculture systems into regions where the systems are more exposed to waves and currents ? so called open-ocean aquaculture. Initially this move was contemplated as the industry expanded in certain regions resulting in shortages of near-shore sheltered sites. More recently there has been anecdotal evidence that raising fish in more open locations results in improved yields and less incidence of disease.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6080
NPARC number8896111
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Record identifier4bc7d9c2-ce2d-4fd9-ab30-d26a4e88a235
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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