Cage Mooring Systems

Ignatius, Boby (2015) Cage Mooring Systems. [Teaching Resource]

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    Moorings are required to keep the cages in a fixed position and to reduce the transfer of excessive forces generated by wind, currents and waves to cages. In well protected bays and seawater sites and freshwater sites, the forces of exerted by environmental factors are reduced, small mooring system can used. Open sea cages where cages are exposed to greater environmental forces require more effective mooring systems. Mooring depends on the type of cage, how exposed the sites are exposed to weather, and the requirement for positional precision. Mooring failures were common place in the early days of coastal farming, but a better understanding of the problems, and more sophisticated analysis has largely reduced these risks. Cage and mooring design is “site specific”, and careful and combined choice of cage type, nets and most specifically moorings, has a considerable bearing on the ability of fish stocks to survive in major storms, on exposed sites.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mariculture; cage mooring
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Cage culture
    Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 08:36
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 08:36

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