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Overview

With a Biomass Daily frame placed permanently in each cage fish are continually measured with pinpoint accuracy. For every site and every cage the daily overview of average weight, size distribution, condition-factor and growth is available 24/7.

Biomass daily provides you with

  • Overview of all cages and live data accessible online.
  • Larger samples, more accuracy.
  • Daily information on average weight and size distribution.
  • Average condition factor and distribution.
  • Live data from all cages accessible online.
  • Simple but powerful analysis of data.
  • No stress to the fish and no disturbance to the feeding.

Accurate information ensures optimal decisions

  • Real time comparisons between cages and sites.
  • Changes in growth patterns detected as soon as they occur.
  • Select optimum cages and dates for harvest.
  • Optimise grading and splitting.
  • Lower Conversion Factor with better utilization of feed.

Features

Easy installation and operation

A frame is placed in each cage and the wireless radio link from the cage automatically transfers the data to a central base. All measurements are available in a web-based reporting application, which can automatically send daily detailed reports to selected recipients. With Biomass Daily the fishfarmer has more time to attend other tasks and fish are not exposed to unnecessary stress.

  • Frame installed in every cage.
  • Wireless transmission from cage to barge.
  • Automatic calculation of size and condition factor (CF).
  • Continuous measurements, 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • All data accessible on the Internet.
  • Automatic reporting.

Benefits

  • Accurate average weight, distribution and condition factor.
  • Continuous measurements (multiple reference points).
  • Growth rate displayed over any time period.
  • Increased Bio Security.
  • No specialist needed to operate equipment and gather data.
  • Remote monitoring of the operational status of the system.
  • Periodic performance monitoring.
  • Accurate reporting and accounting of biomass.
Technology

3 Sizes of Frame

Pentair VAKI now offers three sizes of frames depending on the cage size, fish density and size.


  • FR800 frame is optimal for cages that have low density or may have difficulties with low fish numbers.
  • FR550 frame is widely used in smaller cages or where the density is high.
  • FR300 frame is used in land-based tanks measuring smolts down to 50 gr.

Sending Box

  • Wireless transmission of data from cage to PC.
  • Live data from all cages accessible 24/7.

Sonar

  • Tools for optimal positioning of the Biomass Daily frames
  • Sonar for monitoring the fish behavior
  • Depth Sensor to register accurate position
  • Winches used to control the position of the frame

Software

Continuous measurements night and day

Measures 24/7 regardless of visibility or time of day, ensures that the measured fish are a good mix from the whole population in the pen.



The use of data

  • Reporting accurate weight and size distribution to harvest.
  • Lower overall FCR with focus on periodic FCR.
  • Monitoring growth, comparing to environmental factors.
  • Controlling production wrt. Maximum Biomass Allowance.
  • Correcting growth models with data on real growth
  • Decisions on grading or splitting.
  • Correct insurance value and for internal reporting.

Dashboard

The growth trend

Daily measurements based on thousands of fish over a long period of time.
With Biomass Daily fish are measured continuously and the data is collected over a long period. Thus, it is possible to follow the growth curve and therefore focus on the feed conversion and growth, whether it is in line with temperature, feeding and other factors affecting the growth.

FCR

Monthly Summary

Monthly report shows three graphs, growth in the last 30 and 90 days, and since the weight / time graph.

References

Scotland

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Marine Harvest Ben Hadfield Lochalsh Salmon
Marine Harvest Ben Hadfield Ardintoul Salmon
Marine Harvest Ben Hadfield Greshornish Salmon
Marine Harvest Ben Hadfield Portnalong Salmon
Marine Harvest Ben Hadfield Erisort Salmon
Scottish Salmon Company Stewart McLelland Taranaish  Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Fishnish A Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Fishnish B Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Scallaslte N + S Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Bloody Bay Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Tanera Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Fada Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Nevis A Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Nevis B Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Nevis C Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Dunstaffnage Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms John Rea Lismore West Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms Shetland Graham Smith TBI Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms Shetland Graham Smith TBI Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms Shetland Graham Smith TBI Salmon
Scottish Sea Farms Shetland Graham Smith TBI Salmon
Grieg Hjaltland Grant Cumming Setterness Salmon

Norway

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Ewos Innovation Jarle Ravndal 2 sites Salmon
Mainstream Finnmark Jonny Oppdahl 2 sites Salmon
Grieg Seafood Finnmark Joachim Sundheim 5 sites Salmon
Sjøtroll AS Kenneth Samland 8 sites Salmon
Marine Harvest Norway AS. Leiv Tvenning 2 sites Salmon
Bremnes Seashore Jørn Rune Bruun 3 sites Salmon
Lerøy Vest AS Hildebjørg Åsvang 2 sites Salmon
Lerøy Hydrotech Kurt Rønning 1 site Salmon
Norway Royal Salmon Roy Hovland 2 sites Salmon
Salmar Nord AS Daniel Jensen 10 sites Salmon
Salmar Finnmark Ron-Ørjan Thomesen 3 sites Salmon
Salmar Farming Torgeir Grindskar 10 sites Salmon
SalmarRauma Ingjarl Skarvøy 3 sites Salmon
ACE - Salmar Guttorm Lange 1 site Salmon
Sterling White Halibut Trond Sandvik 2 sites Halibut
Nordlaks AS Kjetil Bang 2 sites Salmon
Nord Senja Laks AS Egil Johannessen 1 site Salmon
Aqua Gen 2 sites Salmon

Iceland

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Arnarlax Haganes Salmon
Fjardarlax 2 sites Salmon
Fiskeldi Austjarda Glimeyri Salmon
Naturra 1 site Salmon

Canada

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Marine Harvest Canada Kelly Osborne Glacier Falls Salmon
Mainstream Canada Jason Pearson MacIntyre Lake Salmon
Cooke Aquaculture Mike Szemerda Charlie Cove Salmon 

USA

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Icicle Seafoods Innes Weir Hope Island  Salmon

Tasmania

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Tassal David Kiemele Sheppards Salmon

New Zealand

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Benmore Matt Evans Twizel Salmon
NZKS Mark Preece Clay Point Pacific Salmon

Chile

Company Contact Site Name Fish Species
Marine Harvest Chile Huar Salmon
Los Fiordos Miguel Santos 2 sites Salmon
Mulit Export Teuquelin Salmon
Cermaq Chile S.A. Canal Contreras Salmon
Cermaq Chile S.A. Vesubio
Empresas Yadran Rowlett Salmon
Multiexport Foods S.A. May Salmon
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