Hounded by Luddites, shakedown artists, and anti-GMO hypesters, Hawaii’s Kamapachi Farms open ocean fish farm has now been named by TIME magazine as one of the Best Inventions of the Year 2012. Surely it will soon be driven from the state.
TIME: A Drifting Fish Farm
Price: $750,000 (estimated)
Kampachi Farms, a mariculture company in Hawaii, is devising a way to meet our insatiable desire for sushi with a farming method that has near zero environmental impact. By filling 100-ft. (30 m) copper-alloy mesh cages with fingerlings and letting them drift, tracked by GPS, in deepwater ocean, the company hopes to harvest thousands of tons of sustainable sashimi-grade kampachi. In 2011 it tested 20-ft. (6 m) pens 3 to 75 miles (5 to 120 km) off Hawaii. After six months, they yielded 10,000 lb. (4,500 kg) of kampachi, which grew twice as fast as expected.
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