MI’s Flume Tank

Marine Institute

The Marine Institute is home to the world’s largest flume tank. This facility is used to carry out performance evaluations, gear tests and other observations on newly developed or existing fishing gears and other related equipment in simulated underwater and near surface conditions. Constructed at a cost of $8.5 million CAD and first opened in 1988, the Marine Institute flume tank provides the physical environment required to:

  • carry out performance evaluations, gear tests and other observations on newly developed or existing fishing gears and other related equipment in simulated underwater and near surface conditions
  • provide technical services for fishermen, fishing equipment manufacturers/suppliers, other fishing industry groups and public and private organizations
  • demonstrate the operations and behaviour of fixed and mobile fishing gear in water to members of the fishing industry and the general public

 

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