Binhai “Taowan No. 1” marine ranch smart cage platform adopts the “lotus rhyme” design, looking down from the air, it looks like a lotus blooming in the sea.Photo by Gu Hua
(New Year’s walk to the grassroots) Visiting Jiangsu Binhai Marine Ranch: “Lotus” on the sea opens to build a new Muyu
Chinanews.com, Yancheng, January 12th (Yu Congwen Gu Mingsie) Seine 60,000 cubic meters of water in the Yellow Sea tens of kilometers offshore for marine aquaculture. The platform built above the cages not only has an intelligent aquaculture control system , as well as marine science popularization bases, multi-functional sightseeing and leisure facilities… Jiangsu Binhai “Taowan No. 1” marine ranch attracted attention as soon as it came out. On the eve of the Chinese New Year in the Year of the Rabbit, reporters from Chinanews.com boarded the Ocean Ranch platform to experience the novelty of deep-sea intelligent farming.
The marine ranch platform and the large windmill of the offshore wind farm are “in the same frame”, forming a different kind of scenery.Photo by Gu Hua
On the morning of the 11th, the sunshine in the coastal waters of Jiangsu was just right, the sea breeze was soft, and seabirds were circling. The reporter went out to sea on a supply ship, walked through the “jungle” of offshore wind power generation windmills, and headed for the ocean ranch in the middle of the ocean. After nearly 3 hours of sailing, a white square “sea castle” between the sea and the sky came into view. Li Yi, the person in charge of Taowan Marine Ranch who accompanied the interview, said that this is the “Taowan No. 1” marine ranch smart cage platform.
Li Yi continued to introduce that Taowan Marine Ranch is a modern fishery complex integrating marine breeding, marine scientific research, marine sightseeing and leisure invested and constructed by Binhai County Agricultural Tourism Group. The project is divided into three phases, and the first phase of construction has been completed. Invest 420 million yuan to build a multi-functional comprehensive platform, artificial reefs and ancillary facilities. The second phase of construction will be completed by the end of 2023, and the third phase will be completed by the end of 2025. By then, it will become the first national-level marine ranch demonstration area in Yancheng City and a full-scale product in the eastern region. It is a supply base of high-quality aquatic products and the first county-level marine ranching industrialization demonstration zone in the country.
The inside of the four columns of the marine ranch platform is surrounded by a giant cage.Photo by Gu Hua
Boarding the “Taowan No. 1” intelligent cage platform, the colleagues in the same industry were amazed at the grandeur of this “sea castle”. Four giant columns and several slanted columns firmly support the entire platform, and the inside of the four columns is surrounded by a giant cage. The platform 15 to 16 meters above the water surface has three floors, the first floor is the breeding observation loop and bait feeding pipeline, the second floor is the intelligent centralized control room, sewage treatment room, electrical equipment room, emergency generator room and other functional rooms, as well as science popularization Pavilion, conference room, guest room, restaurant and other supporting areas, the top floor is a sightseeing platform and a helipad. Looking down from the air with the help of drones, the entire platform is like a lotus flower blooming in the sea.
“The water body of the breeding net cage is 60,000 cubic meters, and a maximum of 500,000 to 600,000 deep-sea fish can be raised. Recently, 50,000 black minnow fry have just been put into the trial, and they can be marketed after about 8 months of breeding.” The platform that led the reporter to visit The staff member Jiang Yalei is a retired soldier, and he is full of pride in this marine intelligent breeding platform. He said that more importantly, 34,000 square meters of artificial reefs have been placed in the water area of about 9,700 acres around the platform. Provide places for breeding, avoiding enemies, hunting for bait, and playing, which will play an important role in improving the marine ecological environment.
The staff controls the smart equipment to conduct all-round daily monitoring of the marine ranch.Photo by Gu Hua
In the intelligent centralized control room of the marine intelligent breeding platform, there are all kinds of intelligent equipment. On more than a dozen computer screens, some display various data, and some display monitoring screens. The person in charge of the work here is Gu Shuo, a 24-year-old boy. After graduating from university, he worked in the China Communications First Navigation Bureau. After learning that a marine ranch was built in his hometown, he came back to participate in this cause. He told reporters that the intelligent centralized control room is the “brain center” of the marine ranch. From marine environment monitoring, safety control, internal and external communication, lighting control, and fish feeding, all can be realized in the centralized control. He pointed to a screen in front of him and said that the current sea temperature, salinity, pH value, chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen concentration and other data are clear at a glance. Click to view the historical data, and you can see the data change curve of these data between days, weeks and months.
“Because of the intelligent control, only 4 people are needed for the daily operation of the marine ranch, and they are rotated every 15 to 20 days.” Li Yi said that each of them is a generalist in business, and is proficient in various businesses such as power generation, stocking, and data analysis. operate.
The staff took a small boat into the water to check the cages.Photo by Gu Hua
It is worth mentioning that the daily operation and domestic electricity of the “Taowan No. 1” marine ranch platform come from the wind and solar power generation equipment installed on the platform. At the same time, it has a seawater purification and sewage treatment system, and the production and domestic waste are regularly transported back to the land. Treatment and operation truly realize green ecology and pollution-free.
“In the future, in addition to the normal cage farming functions, the ‘Taowan No. 1’ marine ranch will also provide services such as popular science training, fishing and diving, business meetings, leisure sightseeing, wedding ceremonies and special catering, and become a truly modern marine industry. Base.” Li Yi said.
The marine ranch platform is equipped with seawater purification and sewage treatment systems.Photo by Gu Hua
“Building a marine ranch is not only a scientific ecological restoration method, but also a modern fishery production method, and it is also an innovative fishery industry form.” Lu Haijun, chairman of Binhai County Agricultural Tourism Group, said that in the future, he will make every effort to seize the commanding heights of ecological fishery demonstration development. Implement the “marine ranch +” integrated development strategy, expand more marine ranches, and create a “blue granary”.
At 4:40 p.m., the reporter bid farewell to the on-duty personnel of the “Taowan No. 1” marine ranch, where they will spend the Spring Festival of the Year of the Rabbit. At the moment of leaving by boat, looking back, this lotus-shaped “sea castle” is “in the same frame” as the large windmills in the surrounding offshore wind farms, forming a unique scenery in this vast sea area. (Finish)