Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorIrish, James D.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPaul, Walter  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorOstrom, William M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Michael  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFredriksson, David W.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorStommel, Matt  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialIsle of Shoals
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-15T17:57:07Z
dc.date.available2005-07-15T17:57:07Z
dc.date.issued2000-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/18
dc.description.abstractThe University of New Hampshire - Open Ocean Aquaculture (UNH-OOA) program has worked for the past few years on developing the technology to deploy and maintain fish cages in open, exposed northern waters. In June 1999, two Sea Station octagonal net cages by Ocean Spar Technologies were deployed with their UNH designed and constructed moorings. In June 2000 the Northern Cage and its mooring were retrieved, examined and repaired , and readied for redeployment. This was a complex operation, initiated by a team of UNH ocean engineers lead by Dr. Barbaros Celikkol. This year's effort was expanded with the addition of a Program Manager (Michael Chambers), the Fishing Vessel Nobska, and researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). During the week of 21 to 25 August 2000, the cage and mooring were assembled and deployed at the UNH-OOA site seven miles offshore the New Hampshire coast, south of the Isle of Shoals. This collaborative effort involved members of the UNH Mechanical Engineering Dept., UNH divers, members of the WHOI Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Dept. and the Captain and crew of the FV Nobska. Ship support for the deployment was provided by the R/V Gulf Challenger and Galen J. (UNH) and the FV Nobska (a 100 foot fishing vessel based at Woods Hole, MA). The work was favored by light wind and sea conditions. The endeavor resulted in the successful placement of the North Cage and its complex mooring system with load cells and environmental sensors. Unexpected and unexplained tangling of the mooring system, in particular near its grid corner points, was encountered and corrected.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFudning was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration for the Open Ocean Aquaculture Project under Contract No. NA86RG0016 to the Univesity of New Hampshire and under Subcontracts 00-394 and 01-442 to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.en
dc.format.extent8889792 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-2001-01en
dc.subjectAquacultureen
dc.subjectMooringen
dc.subjectFish cageen
dc.titleDeployment of the northern fish cage and mooring, University of New Hampshire — Open Ocean Aquaculture Program summer 2000en
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/18


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record