Aruba government approves construction of offshore fish farm

Photo: Innovasea

The government of Aruba has approved Petros Aquaculture’s plans to establish a 3,000-tonne open ocean fish farm off the southwest coast of Aruba.

The 3,000-tonne facility will be located eight kilometres off the coast and will be used primarily to raise Northern Red Snapper for the US and Caribbean markets.

The farm will be built in three phases. Once completed, it will have 16 submersible pens and a land-based hatchery.

The pens will utilise a proprietary design developed by aquaculture technology company Innovasea.

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