Cermaq’s ifarm stocked with first fish

First salmon has been introduced in Cermaq’s facial recognition farm- iFarm, developed by a startup BioSort.

It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify each fish in a net pen, allowing for targeted health interventions if required and health records for each individual fish. It will measure factors including weight, growth rate, Lice count on the whole fish, any wounds and signs of illness and will register in the fish’s health record.

In theory it can sort the fish so that any treatment is adapted to the individual’s needs and you only treat fish that need it – without handling or sorting to avoid stress to fish.