The Farm Aquaculture Resource Management (FARM) model is a leading modelling software for assessment of coastal and offshore shellfish and finfish aquaculture at the farm-scale level, directed both at the farmer and the regulator. FARM is a decision support and management software tool for fish farming operations.
The modelling framework applies a combination of physical and biogeochemical models, bivalve/finfish growth models, and screening models for determining aquaculture production and eutrophication assessment. FARM determines the optimal carrying capacity (the greatest sustainable yield of market-sized animals within a given time period). The FARM model also calculates profit optimisation using marginal analysis and can be used for the valuation of nitrogen credits.
The FARM model is a screening model with the following main objectives:
FARM is a management tool, providing offshore fish farms with an innovative and cost effective approach to analyse production and the environmental components of coastal aquaculture including water quality aspects.
The intended scope of application is for shellfish and finfish farms, in coastal and estuarine waters. FARM can address issues relating to shellfish and finfish aquaculture faced by a variety of sectors, including:
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FARM paper published in the Aquaculture Journal.
FARM helps offshore and nearshore aquaculture farms produce sustainably, determining harvestable biomass and carrying capacity. FARM provides a production analysis, a water quality analysis and a mass balance analysis.
FARM es un modelo acuicola que permite un enfoque de costo efectivo para optimizar la producción, el análisis de la calidad del agua y la optimización económica de granjas acuicolas costeros y en mar.
FARM ajuda explorações aquícolas no mar a produzirem de forma sustentável, optimizando a produção aquícola, a qualidade da água e os efeitos ambientais no local de cultivo e a componente económica da produção.