New alliance will specialise in autonomous feeding for land-based farms

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Laksesystemer and ReelData sign a joint venture agreement for the delivery of autonomous feeding systems for land-based farming. 

Norwegian technology provider Laksesystemer and the Canadian AI supplier ReelData have signed an agreement to work together to supply feeding systems for land-based farming with autonomous appetite adjustment system based on pellet detection.

The companies were introduced to each other through a joint project in the Netherlands, explained Ole Gabriel Kverneland, general manager of Laksesystemer.

Synergies
“We immediately realized our companies had perfectly aligned ambitions and that there was a huge potential to create synergistic effects for our customers. The farms are quickly getting bigger and the tanks deeper; this makes feeding accurately more challenging than ever before. Add the fact that feed waste in a recirculated fish farm quickly deteriorates water quality and one will quickly see the vast potential of the technology we are now able to offer to the land-based segment. Using artificial intelligence to help fish farmers make decisions or feed autonomously has always been a part of Laksesystemer’s strategy and we are thrilled to finally be able to announce our Joint Venture with Reeldata making autonomous feeding commercially available.”

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“Using artificial intelligence to help fish farmers make decisions or feed autonomously has always been a part of Laksesystemers strategy and we are thrilled to finally be able to announce our Joint Venture with Reeldata making autonomous feeding commercially available,” he said in a press release.

“The first farms using this technology are already seeing results that are truly interesting,” Kverneland continued.

Use the fish as a sensor
“As an aquaculture biologist, I have always said that the fish is the most sensitive sensor we can find. By listening to the fish, we are now generating data that can create a deeper understanding of the feeding behaviour of fish in land-based aquaculture.”

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“The most important common ground is the fact that both companies are 100 per cent dedicated to the land-based aquaculture industry”, said Mathew Zimola, CEO of ReelData.

“The stability and repeatability of conditions in land-based is a totally different environment than the highly variable conditions in open pen aquaculture. The conditions in land-based aquaculture creates valuable baselines both for tuning appetite adjustment but also for using our system as a tool for detecting abnormal behaviour and in effect tracing episodes of stress,” he added.

PHOTO: ReelData