Our commitment to helping feed the world.
In the 1970s BioSonics began building echosounders 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.
The Aquaculture Biomass Monitor for Net Pen Aquaculture biomass measurement is an easy to use, robust, fully autonomous, buoy mounted echosounder system that operates continuously in the net pen, collecting data on thousands of fish per hour, from the entire water column, automatically calculating the size, depth and swim speed for each fish detected. Advanced software has been developed to create fully customizable, easy to read reports, automatically transmitted via the Internet to feed barge operators and management.