Some of you may have seen the interesting thread in SOL about "pure bred striped bass" raised in open ocean fish farms. The first one on the U.S. east coast is apparently starting up off of Eastern Long Island - Manna Fish Farms. Here's a snippet from the Manna website:
In collaboration with scientific advisors from SUNY Stony Brook University, The University of Rhode Island, St. Josephs College, The Webb Institute of Marine Engineering, The University of New Hampshire, MIT, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Roger Williams University, MANNA will explore aquaculture development in federal waters at multiple locations. MANNA is currently securing permits for a twenty-four (24) submersible cage ocean farm 8 miles off the coast of Eastern Long Island. Taking nothing from the sea, the off-shore cages are populated with fingerlings grown in our New York hatchery. The fingerlings will be fed via robotic automated feed buoys. As the fish grow 40-60 feet below the ocean’s surface, the cages are raised and lowered to allow for easy maintenance.U
Predator fish must get very frustrated when they find the farm (cage) but can't get to the fish!!!