Small business entrepreneur and postdoctoral fellow at University of Waterloo uses machine learning to develop first-of-its-kind technology that has the potential to fight aquaculture’s problem with harmful algae blooms, which injure fish.
“Sea lice are difficult to control,” says Albert Solares, a Mitacs researcher at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Ocean Sciences Centre. “They’re tiny, spread quickly, and attach themselves to voraciously feed on salmon.”
From oceans to supermarkets, seafood products are tracked from the time they are caught, all the way to when they are being purchased at the supermarket. But now, as a consumer, you can even send a note directly to the fisherman that caught your fish!
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