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Sustainable Seafood Production

Project description

Monitoring system for better fish health management

Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food sectors worldwide. In the EU alone, it accounts for approximately 20 % of fish and shellfish supply. In this context, fish welfare is a key factor, both for the sector’s sustainability and people’s health. To that end, the EU-funded Bluegrove Welfare Shield project is introducing an innovative solution that tracks salmon behaviour 24/7, gathering data that will help improve fish welfare. The system will analyse fish behaviour and appetite as well as other wellness factors, informing users of the best courses of action to avoid losses and boost fish growth. The innovative salmon welfare monitoring system provides a reliable solution that will keep EU aquaculture on the path to growth and robustness.

Objective

Bluegrove Welfare Shield tackles an unresolved major issue in aquaculture: fish welfare; by introducing the most advanced salmon welfare monitoring and prediction solution. The system monitors fish behaviour 24/7 gathering data, which are combined with environmental models (e.g. water temp., oxygen & current speed, sunlight effects, weather conditions) and farming data (e.g. fish size & count, feeding area) to detect significant patterns that correlate with welfare issues.
Obtained data is presented in a user-friendly dashboard (accessed both locally and remotely) providing live analysis of fish behaviour and appetite, fish welfare tracking, and alerts of potential conditions that could lead to welfare issues. Early detection of welfare issues enables farmers to take preventive actions to avoid an outbreak, and thus reducing mortality rates by 25% and improving fish growth up to 15%. It also provides advice on best practices, and benchmarking against the most productive fish cages.

Coordinator

CAGEEYE AS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 497 240,59
Address
STORGATA 11
0155 OSLO
Norway

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 3 567 486,55