SYSMAR- Mass Balance Model for the Quantification of Cage Fish Farm Wastes

In this project a mass balance models to quantify the waste flux from floating net cage mariculture is developed. The model calculates fish growth and the fraction of carbon or nitrogen dedicated to the different pathways of growth, excretion, faecal discard and to feed wastage.

Fig. 1: Farm placement


Figure 1: A comparison of two simulated scenarios showing non-optimized (left) and optimized (right) distributions of production carrying capacities and their resulting ammonium (top) and nitrate (bottom) concentrations.