Biomass estimation form footage of single camera by applying deep learning algorithms

Virtus is using machine and deep learning to analyse real-time video feeds from fish cages to help the aquaculture industry to calculate biomass, stress and health levels of fish. This information will help companies in various way. Knowing the state of the fish will help to optimize feeding the fish which saves money in what is one of the highest expenses in the aquaculture operation. Such AI will reduce labour by automating the current methods of obtaining measurements of fish which are done manually. Furthermore, our software will help farms not only reduce fish-feed but provide optimization which will help optimize the health of the fish and which leads to higher quality and size of the final product.

Hossein Salimian
Mathew Zimola
Faculty Supervisor: 
Sageev Oore
Nova Scotia
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