Reuben Segal, COO of AqualisBraemar Photo: AqualisBraemarReuben Segal, COO of AqualisBraemar Photo: AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar and the East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (ECSFRI-CAFS) have teamed up to develop offshore aquaculture.

The scope of cooperation includes the research and development of equipment, engineering, fish-farming and interrelated technologies relevant to the industry.

AqualisBraemar, part of the AqualisBraemar LOC Group, is a marine, engineering and adjusting consultancy that has been present in China since 2004. Within the aquaculture sector, the company has been involved with Nordlaks’ Havfarm 1 and SalMar’s Ocean Farm 1 offshore salmon farm projects.

“Partnering with a renowned research institute such as the ECSFRI-CAFS is a natural next step in our efforts to support the industrialisation and sustainability efforts of the aquaculture sector,” commented Reuben Segal, chief operating officer of AqualisBraemar LOC.

ECSFRI-CAFS is a research institute that has helped develop fishery sciences in China over the past 60 years. Its fields of research include management of fishery resources, fishery environment and assessment, fishing technique and fishery engineering, aquatic products processing and quality safety, aquaculture and enhancement, fishery remote sensing and fishery biological technology.

“The world’s rapidly growing population needs more proteins, and fish and seafood can provide this. To achieve this objective, the aquaculture sector must become even more sustainable, from a cost, environmental and fish health perspective,” concluded Wang Lumin, vice president of ECSFRI-CAFS.

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