The aim of the project is to build a system, based on advancements in active-capsule and sonar technology, to further optimize the efficiency of marine fish farmers by adopting Precision Livestock Farming practices and dramatically reduce the fish escape problem. The developing solution is centred on an active multi-purpose capsule device remotely controlled by sonar equipment installed in the fish pens.
The capsule device is injected into the fish belly at initial vaccination, and will use an identical device as for vaccination with no need of extra operational stages or process steps. The breach alert system will provide an early warning system enabling a quick response to avoid large biomass losses. Reducing the massive impact a large scale breach will have if it goes unnoticed over longer periods of time is not only a sound financial decision, but it is the right decision to protect the marine environment.
The unique ID assigned to each capsule will enable precision livestock farming, i.e. allow fish farmers to scan and track each individual fish at any stage of the fish growth to assess for relevant information such as DNA, origin, location, and date of release - The tag capability will allow the farm operator to have detailed inventory and livestock data, including absolute numbers age and distribution of the population, both of which are crucial to improve assessment of fish feed dosages.