Classification of Aquaculture Cages

Up to now, there are various kinds of aquaculture cages.

  • In terms of shape, there are circular cages, square cages, polygonal cages, etc.
  • In terms of numbers, there are separated cages, double-fold cages or combination cages.
  • In terms of the material of the cage frame, there are steel cage, HDPE cage, wooden cage, ferro-cement cage and flexible rope cage, etc.
  • In terms of fish species, there are bass cages, formio niger cages, areiusbicol cages, snapper cages, bastard halibut cages, trachinotus ovatus cages, larimichthys crocea cages, epinephelus cages, sparuslatus cages, tetraodontidae cages, turbot cages, cobia cages, sciaemopsocellatus cages, and albiflora croaker cages.
A circular aquaculture cage is placed in the waters.

Circular aquaculture cage

Many sea aquaculture cages.

Sea aquaculture cages

An aquaculture cage for raising cobia.

Cobia aquaculture cage

Referring to the aquaculture industry standard "Terms and definition for aquaculture cage" (SC/T 6049-2011) and related literature, aquaculture cages are classified as follows.

  • Classified by breeding waters
    According to the classification of aquaculture waters, aquaculture cages are divided into sea cages, inshore cages and inland cages, etc.
  • Classified by operation modes
    According to the classification of operation modes, aquaculture cages are divided into movable cage, floating cages, submersible cages and submerged cages, etc.
  • Classified by shapes
    According to the classification of shapes, aquaculture cages are divided into circular cylinder cages, square cages, spherical cages and two cones shaped cages, etc.
  • Classified by tensioning method
    According to the classification of extensions, aquaculture cages are divided into anchor tension cages and gravity cages. And gravity cages can be divided into farm ocean offshore cage and tension leg cages, etc.
  • Classified by fixed methods
    According to the classification of the fixed methods, aquaculture cages are divided into multi-piont mooring cages and single-point mooring cages, etc.
  • Classified by frame materials
    According to the classification of the frame materials, aquaculture cages are divided into steel cages, HDPE cages, wooden cages, ferro-cement cages and flexible rope cages, etc.
  • Classified by net materials
    According to the classification of the net materials, aquaculture cages can be divided into fiber net cages and metal net cages, etc.
Many HDPE aquaculture cages in the sea.

HDPE aquaculture cages

Some green fiber net aquaculture cages.

Fiber net aquaculture cages

One person holding a yellow copper alloy aquaculture cage.

Copper alloy aquaculture cage

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