Method for farming ascidians

  • US 10,226,032 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2011
  • Issued: 03/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/17/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for farming ascidians in a sea comprising the steps of:

  • (a) colonizing surfaces of a sub-sea structure with ascidians; and

    (b) harvesting said ascidians from said structure, wherein said structure comprises a plurality of elongate members and said structure defines a three-dimensional sub-sea region arranged to support ascidian colonization, and further wherein at least one of the plurality of elongate members comprises an elongate support member and a plurality of colonization members, wherein each colonization member is coupled to said support member and comprises at least one uninterrupted planar colonization surface which supports colonization and growth of said ascidians and which is without substantive ridge or projection across an entire horizontal extent of the colonization member relative to the elongate support member.

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