Cutting-edge farming technology favours individualised fish monitoring
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 03:20 (GMT + 9)
Cermaq has been granted permission to develop innovative technology that will transform fish farming from stock management to individualized farming, effectively reducing the need for sea lice treatment.
The firm was given the green light after the Directorate of Fisheries has found that the firm’s iFarm concept to be within the scope of the Norwegian development licenses system.
Cermaq has applied for ten licenses to implement the technology that will reduce the environmental footprint of farming and bring fish welfare and fish health to a new level as each fish is being individually monitored.
"iFarm will enable us to bring fish welfare to a new level by monitoring each fish in the pen," pointed out Knut Ellekjær, Managing Director of Cermaq Norway.
iFarm is based on photo recognition of the fish, which allows to monitor factors as growth, sea l... FULL STORY