RP1 Offshore Engineering and Technology (OET)
Michael, Heitzmann, The University of Queensland
The mechanism for attaching fish farming nets to floating cages in the current inshore farming environment has been identified as a weak point of the structures in a high energy, offshore farming environment. This project will develop a new, robust methodology, and a marketable product for the CRC.
It will focus on the development of a collar tie replacement, undertaken alongside the collection of sensor data as it is expected that these attachment points will be identified as a weak link in existing systems. A prototype collar tie will be developed to eliminate issues with chafing and wear.
This prototype will be field-tested and refined to develop a commercially viable product ready for manufacture.