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.
BioSort’s core values are made by the BioSort team and reflects how we view ourselves, our culture, and the expectations for how we approach our daily work.
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
BioSort has tested its first sorter prototype in a cage, sorting fish without touching it. The machine will be able to sort and separate individual fish based on specific characteristics of the fish. The goal of sorting is to separate fish that need adapted follow-up, and in that way ensure better fish health.
For the first time, an entire Cermaq sea site is now fully equipped with iFarm set-up in all net pens. We are testing 6 different sensor houses to explore which is most suitable in regards to fish behavior in iFarm. In addition we will use the site as a test bed for the iFarm sorter and sensor system.
The BioSort iFarm sensor is installed in a large scale cage for the first time. Several news medias covered this event, here are some examples: