BioSort's product, iFarm, is a system in development that will monitor the health, lice and growth for each fish in a pen. Individual fish can be removed, for example infection carriers or lice collectors. Only fish with needs will be treated, enabling a shift from group-based operations to Individualized care.
Fish ID – identification of each individual fish
Tracks health development for each fish
Sea lice detection on the entire fish
Tracks growth development or weigh loss
Removes individual fish, e.g. infection carriers
Population analysis and feed optimization
Our mission is to create sensor-based solutions for optimization of fish resources. We want to replace manual inspection and sampling by automated processes and monitoring derived from modern production processes. Our solutions will manage fish on an individual level, creating value and increased sustainability through increased fish welfare and higher production yields.
It is widely recognized that iFarm is a solution that will improve the overall sustainability of salmon farming and reduce its impact on ocean health and biodiversity. iFarm is highlighted in this regard in several publications:
Sustainable food production systems
Reduce food losses in production and reduce waste through recycling
Lower carbon emissions
Protect coastal ecosystems and reduce marine pollution
Increase fish farming sustainability, fish health and welfare
Enable governments to increase aquaculture
Lower salmon mortality and increased average slaughtering weight
Fully recyclability of BioSort products
Increased low-carbon footprint protein and improved feed conversion ratio
Reduce boat operations in aquaculture
Protect wild salmon from sea lice and escaped farmed salmon
Minimize pollution and effluents from aquaculture
Geir Stang Hauge, CEO and Avinash Burla, Head og sensors and software (Photo: Eirik Helland Urke, Teknisk Ukeblad)
BioSort and iFarm development featured in Teknisk Ukeblad. TU describes our goal of cutting mortality for salmon in half and also reviews our testing in commercial size pens autumn 2020, as well as how we are preparing our next sensor prototypefor installation in 2021.
BioSort and Cermaq have installed first test systems of iFarm in Steigen Norway.
From back left: Harald Tronstad (BioSort); Bernt Saugen (BioSort); Tore S Strand (ScaleAQ); Martin Søreide (ScaleAQ); Sindre Abrahamsen (BioSort); Odd Ronald Olsen (ScaleAQ); Noralf Rønningen (ScaleAQ); Karl Fredrik Ottem (Cermaq); Geir Hauge (BioSort); Kjell Hansen (Cermaq). Photo: ScaleAQ.
ScaleAQ is chosen to supply aquaculture equipment for the iFarm project.