The Aqua Market: A Floating (Fjord) Farm Expo Relandscaping Aquaculture
Hellmofjorden, Nordland, Norway
With the ongoing destruction from climate change, oceans and marine ecosystems are constantly threatened. In the Arctic Circle region these challenges have been significant since the 1960s with the impact of European industrial emissions gathering to create acid rain and depositing in Norway. The natural water balance and wild fish populations have been disrupted, affecting an important industry. Thus, aquaculture rapidly developed with now over 1,500 fish farm licenses in Norway and more sites being proposed. However, this brings about new environmental issues questioning whether the current solutions are the most suitable for supporting the fish farming industry.
This project displays an alternative method for aquaculture; a floating hydroponic fish farm located within a fjord that establishes a barrier from pollution and utilises a circular resource system to reduce waste. In doing this, there will be less farms needed, alleviating the current environmental pressures, while providing more food.
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