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Anteo's app monitors fish welfare during delousing

Anteo’s app, FishCtrl, provides fish farmers with real-time data for improving fish welfare during the delousing process.Published 22 Nov 2022 (updated 16 Feb 2024) · 3 min read

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  • More efficient delousing with reduced risk to fish
  • Digital counting of lice and automated data collection
  • Real-time monitoring and better insight into the fish welfare

Norway is the world’s largest producer of farmed salmon, and more than 95 per cent is being exported. Industrialised aquaculture, however, raises the risk of infection, deformities and fatality of both wild and farmed salmon from sea lice.

Controlling lice is an ongoing challenge for fish farmers, as the process of delousing fish also poses a risk to fish welfare. The introduction of mechanical delousing in recent years also requires better real-time monitoring of the process.

Digital counting of sea lice

Anteo’s FishCtrl app provides fish farmers with critical decision support through precise and quick digital counting of sea lice, real-time monitoring and automated data collection.

FishCtrl creates a digital log of injuries, deformities and lice counts, and enables fish farmers to monitor fish welfare in real time to reduce fish stress, injuries and fatalities. Welfare indicators are based on the FISHWELL standard.

Concrete benefits

The FishCtrl app makes the delousing process more efficient and gives the operators the ability to monitor fish welfare in real time, resulting in healthier fish after delousing and lower risk of infection, injuries and fatalities.

The app saves fish farmers critical time on feedback and decision-making during the delousing process, and documentation is automatically made available in a digital system. The data can also be exported to various aquaculture operating systems and business intelligence solutions for further analysis.

Market potential

The global salmon market achieved a volume of 3.7 million metric tons in 2018, and is projected to reach 4.7 million metric tons by 2024. There is particularly promising potential for growth in Norway, as the country is seeking to become the world’s leading seafood nation, with 5 million metric tons of sustainable aquaculture production in 2050. Sea lice has been identified as one of the main challenges for increased production in aquaculture.

Prioritising biosecurity, Anteo cooperates closely with industry and research organisations to solve the challenges of disease, delousing and impact on fish welfare. The company is further developing the FishCtrl app to record fish welfare before and after delousing to evaluate the effect of the process and optimise operations.


Concrete benefits

Ecotone makes it possible for aquaculture producers to identify problems at an early stage and take action where and when necessary.

An accurate and continuously updated map of the seabed captures changes over time. It enables easy counting of species and fauna under a fish farm, providing a comprehensive overview of the immediate area. This is useful both for immediate operational issues and for long-term strategies, as well as for external reporting.

Market potential

The demand for increased environmental monitoring is enormous across the aquaculture industry. Thousands of large and small fish farming facilities in Norway and across the globe will require accurate seabed mapping in the years to come.

Ecotone is a tech company founded in 2010, based on ground-breaking research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The company’s technology has been developed in close collaboration with world-leading aquaculture and petroleum companies. Ecotone is the only supplier of its technology and holds a patent in 15 countries across the world.



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