Offshore fish farm highlights latest round of Blue Economy pilot programs

Port of San Diego will also look into proposals for marine debris removal and bilge sensing.

SAN DIEGO — A quartet of green pilot projects are receiving serious consideration by the Port of San Diego, with hopes of fostering expansion in offshore aquaculture, marine debris management, oil spill forecasting and ocean monitoring.

Commissioners were presented with four pilot program proposals at their Oct. 10 meeting. The proposals addressed marine debris removal, ocean monitoring, offshore aquaculture and oil sensor technologies.

Port district staff received 15 proposals, in all, during its most recent competitive review process, which includes a vetting period, strategic review of the proposed plan and a negotiation period…

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