Able to Produce Thousands of Tons a Year, China Launches World's Largest Floating Fish Farm

Able to Produce Thousands of Tons a Year, China Launches World's Largest Floating Fish Farm

International Military - China is known as a country full of ambition that always releases innovative ideas in various industrial fields. In this regard, China has even surprised the world several times with its domestic projects. Call it an artificial sun to an artificial moon.

Then, there is also the fastest hypersonic missile in the world which can reach speeds of 5 times that of sound. Now, China seems to be starting to penetrate into the ocean area. In a bid to revolutionize aquaculture, China has launched the world's largest floating fish farm, capable of producing 3,700 tons of fish annually.

It all started with the Guoxin 1 which sailed from the eastern port city of Qingdao with 15 tanks. This tank is claimed to be larger than the two standard swimming pools. Of course, because they will produce thousands of tons of fish every year.

The vessel will harvest yellow croaker in the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and South China Sea, with the first batch scheduled to hit the market in the fall of 2022. According to state television CGTN, the giant vessel is 250 meters (820 feet) long and 45 meters wide. meters (147 feet).

Meanwhile, it also has a displacement weight of 130,000 tons. China claims that the ship is big enough to withstand the typhoon.

Dong Shaoguang, deputy general manager of state-owned vessel funder Qingdao Conson Development Group, told CGTN about the vessel.

He claims that the ship is equipped with technology that allows a steady flow of seawater to be poured into the cabin while maintaining environmental stability. The vessels, according to Dong, have a shorter culture cycle than standard cages and can spawn three to five times as many fish in the same number of chambers. Guoxin 1 was launched from the shipyard in January 2022 and completed its sea testing between April 30 & May 5. It claims to have applied for more than 40 patents, including one international patent and has received more than ten design element approvals.

According to, the Qingdao Guoxin Development Group will operate the Guoxin 1. It even plans to build four ships after proving some of its concepts on smaller vessels and eventually planning a fleet of 50 mobile floating fish farms.

Construction of the first ship, Guoxin 1 began at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding CSSC in December 2020. The ship measures 816 feet long with 15 tanks twice the size of a normal pool. It has nearly 900,000 square feet or more than 19 acres, capacity in tanks. Among the challenges in ship design and construction is controlling onboard sound levels and vibrations.

Meanwhile, Guoxin 1 was launched from the shipyard in January 2022 and from April 30 to May 5 completed its sea trials. CSSC proposed a concept and demonstration project for deep sea aquaculture in 2019. They said the vessel achieved several records including being the largest aquaculture vessel, larger tank, and larger aquaculture volume.

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