Northern Lights & Southern Storms.
In higher latitudes of Norway and Newfoundland two disused
cod processing factories were turned around to mollusc hatchery
production after the collapse of the cod fishery in those
regions. Another successful installation was in South Carolina
where the hurricane factor has to be built into every structure.
Installations must either be built to last or easily replaceable
and the latter, on such a vulnerable coastline was the best
option. In the event of a severe storm the whole outdoor algae
system could be rebuilt economically in just a few weeks.
John Bayes' favourite consultancy location is a secret coral
island in the South China Sea where one of his algae units
has been running for over a decade with great success resisting
monsoons and volcanic fall out.