The Future Technology of the New Fish Farming System

Did you realize that aquaculture is the world's fastest-growing food-producing industry?

 This is due to the fact that seafood is one of the few foods that are both very beneficial to humans and easily scalable in production. Almost every country with access to the sea will be able to entirely solve its own seafood scarcity with the help of cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and microscopic fungi.

I'll write in this blog, about how sophisticated technologies will aid in the feeding of the entire planet. 

New Fish Farming Systems

Since ancient times, people have gone to the water for food. Fishing has become so popular in the last century that hundreds of marine species have become endangered. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, over 90 species of fish, including shark rays and other cartilaginous fish, are threatened in European seas alone.

There has been no effective action on fisheries management in the Mediterranean in the last decade, according to Nicolas Dulvy, a marine ecologist from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.

To make matters worse, different countries have varying fishing rules, so what is illegal in one may be legal in another. As a result, fishing vessels can catch even illegal fish species and sell them on different markets. In other places of the world, the same is true.

So one of the Blue Ocean activists, Michael AW, reported the example of ten fishing vessels catching 100 to 150 tonnes of sardines every day to sell to Europe. This large catch threatens not just sardinas, but also dolphins, gulls, and penguins, who rely on this fish for sustenance. Aquaculture has begun to take up over the world in response to biologists' worries. It was possible to slow down, but not stop, the disappearance of all forms of marine organisms acceptable for food, thanks to the breeding and culture of all types of marine organisms suited for food.

The extinction of unique marine species can be halted entirely thanks to new technologies. Almost every form of seafood can be grown on sea farms. Most, however, rely on fish, shellfish, and other creatures for nourishment. Sardines, for example, are imported in large quantities by Norwegian enterprises that utilize them to produce salmon. As a result, a vicious spiral emerges.

New Fish Farming Systems

Aquaculture can save some fish species from extinction, but it also destroys a large amount of other marine life. The Siwa Cewatech technology company has provided a solution to this problem. They created a method for cultivating microscopic fungus on industrial waste.

Solve two problems at the same time

They get rid of the garbage while also getting a high-quality product that may be utilized as fish food. The method is currently being tested in a sulfate plant as a pilot project. The Nordic Paper partner firm oversees the testing. It can be scaled up to the entire European Union and ultimately to the entire world after a trial project.

As a result, one of aquaculture's major issues, the demand for marine life for food, may be resolved in the future years.

Apollo Aquaculture

Another Singapore company has discovered a solution to a different issue.

Cost Reduction

Fish farms do not necessitate large capital investments. The running costs are the purchase of feed and the regular purifying of water. The cost of treating fish and resolving technical issues is extremely significant.

To address this, Apollo Aquaculture began the construction of the world's first vertical eight-story fish farm. The scarcity of land on the island nation has resulted in vertical construction.

The project's yearly capacity is expected to be 3,000 tonnes of sea bass, coral, trout, and shrimp. This is six times more efficient than Singapore's fish farm operations. The company implemented a number of technologies in order to improve efficiency. The Aqua deck system, which is an automatic water renewal system on the farm, is the first of these.

When the water becomes contaminated, the aquatic system pumps it out, purifies it with specific filters, and then returns it to the farm. Water replacement and staff maintenance costs are greatly reduced as a result of this.

System of Electronic Inventory

This system allows all stakeholders, including purchasing department technical personnel and sales managers, to share real-time inventory and data. We have a good idea of how much water is needed. The amount of feed and the state of the water are both measured down to a single gram per cubic meter of water. 

As a result, we can create fish in a considerably shorter period of time.

With its IFarm project, however, the bio-sort firm hopes to bring about a true revolution in the aquaculture business.

New Fish Farming Systems

IFarm Project

To establish a monitoring system for each individual fish on the farm, the project actively employs the new capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning. When a fish rises to the surface to breathe, it passes through a unique sensor that measures its weight gain rate as well as the number of parasites and lesions on its body.

All of the information is entered into the computer, resulting in a complete medical catalog. What we're aiming for with iFarm is to create a solution that, in the long run, will improve fish health and welfare while also boosting coastal farming's competitiveness. Carl Frederick Autumn, project manager for IFarm, states, "We have high expectations that the health and well-being of the salmon can be improved with IFarm if we succeed."

The potential of this cutting-edge technology is undeniable. The capacity to monitor the condition of all fish and administer medication in a timely manner will considerably cut maintenance expenditures. Furthermore, the progress of development and the maximum weight of each individual will be visible in advance. This will assist you in determining when you need to purchase a specific fish.

Despite the optimism of Cermak, which oversees the company, they recognize that this is an extremely complicated system that is still in its early stages of development. Following the monitoring of the fish's condition, the next phase will be the development of technology that will allow them to be caught one at a time for further treatment or to be captured for sale.

As a result, in 2021, the first stage of the farm system's testing began on one of the marine farms, which houses 150,000 fish. The trials will continue until 2025. Data will be collected, knowledge about algorithms will be optimized, and new approaches to improve the efficiency of fish farm development will be explored. During this time, the company expects to do extensive research into relevant technologies and reach the worldwide market quickly.

We have introduced three innovative technologies to you.

  • 1. It solves the issue of farm fish feeding.
  • 2. Lower operating costs
  • 3. It improves the overall efficiency of production.
If all three technologies become widely adopted, a revolution in agriculture will occur, permanently altering the process of producing and raising seafood.

Finally, the environmental issue of fish extinction will be addressed. Will humanity, on the other hand, be able to apply advanced technologies to every fish that arises today?

What are your thoughts on this? Please let us know what you think in the comments area.

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