Poseidon Ocean Systems’ floating closed-containment structures garner interest in Canada, Scotland

A former Marine Harvest engineer believes there’s a better way to build a fish pen and now his small British Columbia company has the funding to prove it.

Poseidon Ocean Systems, based in Campbell River, was founded in 2015 by husband-and-wife team Matt and Heather Clarke with the goal of making improvements to aquaculture operations. Matt, who for four years served as head of engineering for Marine Harvest (now Mowi Canada West), took note of the engineering gaps he witnessed in operations.

“The industry is tightly knit here in B.C., and I knew the problems we were facing at Mowi were also being faced by other producers,” he said. “I felt the industry needed better solutions than what it had access to at that time. I saw aquaculture producers being forced to adopt solutions or pieces of equipment from other industries to solve problems like aeration. Those solutions weren’t intended for aquaculture, so I could see there was lots of room for improvement.”

Read the entire article at Global Aquaculture Alliance