Supporting Aquaculture: Inside and Outside the Pen

Large-scale offshore aquaculture in the U.S. and worldwide is a quickly expanding enterprise. Opportunities for development of saltwater farms placed in existing natural systems offshore are on the rise. BioSonics can help aquaculture companies meet an ever-growing demand for marine protein while maintaining natural environments.

BioSonic’s aquatic monitoring devices help aquaculture farms both inside the pen and outside of it. Our continuous, real-time, and scientifically defensible data can be used in:

  • Site selection
  • Determining best practices
  • Understanding environmental impacts
  • Permit approval
  • Monitoring and growing a successful crop
  • Planning optimal feeding times
  • Maintenance of ongoing and long-term operations

Aquaculture Biomass Monitor

Committed to Helping Feed the World

In the 1970s BioSonics began building echo sounders for the scientific community to assess and monitor wild salmon in oceans, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest. Today, wild fisheries worldwide face countless survival challenges, while the global demand for high quality protein is growing fast.

Salmon consumption worldwide is three times higher than it was in 1980. Once a luxury food, salmon is among the most popular fish species in the U.S., Europe and Japan, making salmon aquaculture the fastest growing food production system in the world – accounting for 70 percent (2.4 million metric tons) of the market – and has the potential to feed more people with fewer resources than required for other protein sources.

BioSonics has been transitioning their proven scientific remote monitoring technology to provide net pen salmon farming operators the real-time data they need to make key decisions to improve efficiency, maintain fish health and reduce environmental impacts.

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