At present, most fish farms use the “group” rather than the “bar” to test the health of salmon. If some fish are found to be sick or carry parasites, the fish in the entire farm will be treated. iFarm is designed to test the specifics of each fish so that farmers can determine the growth rate of each fish, whether it is sick or carry parasites.
To achieve this, iFarm will use the BioSort recognition system. De Sousa of Bloomberg said the system was built on the living habits of fish. The iFarm Hi-Tech Fish Farming Kit monitors the 525-foot ring network containing 200,000 salmon. About every four days, salmon needs to go to the surface to ventilate to regulate the fish. At this time, a pyramid-shaped instrument will guide them to a specific area to receive a scan of the camera, identify their health through the spots on their noses and ankles, and of course scan the whole body. If the salmon has any symptoms, it will be directed to a specific area for individual treatment.
iFarm has been effective in dealing with Haitang. Sea otters (crustaceans) have become a cancer in the salmon farming industry, affecting Norway, the United States, Canada, Chile and Scotland, causing billions of dollars in damage to the salmon farming industry each year.
According to Patrick Whittle of the British Independent, in order toCanned salmon production line get rid of the damage caused by sea otters to salmon, farmers are experimenting with various methods, including the use of pesticides, breeding genetically resistant varieties, and even using laser to kill cockroaches. In addition, there are people who try to breed fish that feed on salmon scorpions, or use specific techniques to raise the temperature of the water to automatically separate the scorpions from the salmon. But the iFarm system can help farmers to kill cockroaches more accurately.
“We know that the distribution of sea otters Canned tuna production line in the salmon population is extremely uneven, and this system can avoid large-scale mites treatment of salmon.” In a report from Seafood Source, the general manager of Cermaq Knut Ellekjær told reporter Nicki Holmyard, "Similarly, we can directly remove the fish that is on the market and we will not affect other fish based on the weight of the salmon."
This system is expected to reduce the mortality rate of sea otters by 50% to 75%. Although some salmon are not killed by sea otters, the skin damage caused by jellyfish makes it difficult to sell.
Ges Stang Hauge, CEO of Biosort, told De Sousa: “Only the fish that really need treatment will be separated for treatment, usually between 5% and 20%. This avoids taking all healthy fish to an unnecessary treatment. The impact."
The price of farmed salmon has been rising as the range of sea lice has increased. I hope this system will reduce the price of farmed salmon.
Salmon is not the only species that has received special treatment for “fish face recognition”. Agricultural giant Cargill announced earlier this year that he invested in a software company in Ireland, Cainthus. The software company uses image monitoring to track each cow, by recording their food and water intake and behavior patterns to determine if they are sick. sign.
Fish face recognition technology is also used in animal protection. Researchers at Michigan State University last year developed a system to identify the faces of each lemur. It is hoped that these systems will be able to play a role in counting, tracking, and even monitoring wild endangered species.