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System to optimise feeding in aquaculture under development

Impulso Industrial Alternativo, SA, which specialises in engineering, architecture, aquaculture and consulting, has teamed up with the University of Oviedo to undertake a pilot project to optimise feeding systems in aquaculture by determining the biomass of fish in real time, using 3D imaging and machine vision.

January 13, 2016


Impulso Industrial Alternativo, SA, which specialises in engineering, architecture, aquaculture and consulting, has teamed up with the University of Oviedo to undertake a pilot project to optimise feeding systems in aquaculture by determining the biomass of fish in real time, using 3D imaging and machine vision.

The objective is to develop an automatic feeding system for fish farms, controlled by a low-cost system allowing fully automatic estimate of fish biomass in an aquaculture facility, in real time and with minimal human intervention, in order to optimise production costs by maximising use of food by fish.

It is important to avoid overfeeding fish, as waste feed is a major source of deterioration of water quality, disease spread, fish mortality, etc.

The project seeks to improve the accuracy of biomass estimation systems currently available, and hopes to develop an artificial vision with fewer errors.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness within the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016 and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the State Research, Development and Innovation Program Aimed at the Challenges of Society in 2015.

Source: FIS.com. Read the full article here.

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