This web site provides public information about the ClosedFishCage project, aiming at developing a closed, escape proof, constant volume, sea-based cage for fish farming. ClosedFishCage was initiated by the coordinator, Plast-sveis AS, and funded by the funding scheme "Research for SMEs" within the EU 7th Framework Programme.
Official start date of the project was on 1 September 2009. Project duration was 24 months.
ClosedFishCage will focus on the development of a closed, escape proof, constant volume, sea-based cage for fish farming. Among the project’s innovative elements are a very durable and flexible polymer plastic net pen, a predator guard, a control system, easy set-up and replacement of damaged cage parts. The technological solutions involved in the sea-based cage will preserve advantages of land-based fish farming while at the same time taking advantage of the cost efficiency of seabased fish farming.