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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

07/09/2016: Aqua-Cage Fisheries uses Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV in rainbow trout farming operations

Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market.

They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality fish for the consumer, while bringing in a profit.
  

The DGT2 ROV

Last year, Aqua-cage Fisheries acquired a Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to perform a multitude of jobs around the farm. Deep Trekker Inc. manufactures completely portable ROVs for underwater inspection purposes in a number of industries.

Due to the complete portability, robust design and ease-of-use that Deep Trekker products offer, the aquaculture industry has become the perfect place for the ROVs to operate. Having a tool that farm managers and employees can easily deploy below the surface in less than a minute for inspection and routine tasks has brought about numerous benefits to farms around the globe.
  
The DGT2 ROV is operated by a hand-held controller

Aqua-Cage Fisheries has been using their Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV for the past year to accomplish subsurface inspections from a safe top-side environment, to inspect the nets for holes, to monitor fish behaviour and health, to inspect mooring lines and anchors, and to check cage depths to ensure they are not touching the lakebed.

Aqua-Cage Fisheries does not employ commercial divers to perform underwater inspection work. The ROV performs the necessary tasks while eliminating all of the risks associated with sending a person into the water.


Read the full article HERE.

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