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.
Outside the net pen, ongoing fish and habitat surveys assess potential environmental impacts before, during and after site development.
Inside the net pen, continuous automated monitoring provides real-time insights on the overall health of net pen populations.
The ultimate aquaculture monitoring solutions are those that integrate the best available technologies, synergistically working together, to deliver data-driven insights to maximize operational efficiencies and minimize environmental impact.
Our modular sonar sensor technology easily integrates with high resolution cameras and other environmental sensors, to provide real-time data for AI and ML data driven platforms.
Aquaculture Biomass Monitoring Technology
Average fish weight and weight distribution
Calibrated sonar measurements of the acoustic target strengths of individual fish are automatically converted to fish weights in grams, providing daily average summaries of fish weight and weight distribution based on tens of thousands of fish detections.
Population location and behavior monitoring
As fish are detected from the entire water column, the three-dimensional position for each detection is logged, enabling real-time reporting of vertical and horizontal population distribution, size stratification, and swimming behavior. User configurable alerts or alarms can provide an early warning for investigation of anomalous behaviors.
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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