Using data analytics to optimize aquaculture biomass

Optimizing Aquaculture
Biomass with Data Analytics

Today’s ocean farmers are faced with the substantial task of
minimizing their environmental impact while also improving
and reducing the costs associated with salmon farming
processes. In raising, farming, and processing seafood on an
international market, aquaculture teams are working in a
time-sensitive environment with temperature shifts, algae
blooms, and spoilage of fresh fish. There is no time to wait for
data analysis, and traditional methods of monitoring operational
data and attempting to project yield and compliance are
tedious and unreliable.

Using data analytics to optimize aquaculture biomass



Sightline’s software seamlessly integrates with different hardware sensors and software to generate live data collection, visualization, and automatic reporting of real-time data on all parameters of an aquaculture operation, including at remote locations. Leveraging Sightline’s machine learning solution, while utilizing both historical and real-time data, empowers seafood farmers to project key elements for growth models, conversion, and feeding trajectories. The technology, powered by artificial intelligence, accounts for changes in environmental conditions to optimize feed and oxygenations to provide the needed parameters to optimize biomass. This happens while simultaneously minimizing the impact of algae blooms on the fish in the pen, as well as reducing waste. Ocean farmers can also set up and utilize 24/7 monitoring and alerting to changes of all biomass and process parameters.


monitoring dashboard


Using Sightline to analyze the data and accurately estimate future biomass empowers aquaculture operations to tremendously reduce costs and ensure a healthy environment for the fish, contributing to less fish die-off. In turn, this increases yield, improves overall aquaculture conditions, and ensures environmental and regulatory compliance.


Aquaculture operations across the globe can leverage Sightline’s technology to accurately project and optimize biomass while maintaining compliance, but for the data in this use case specifically, the implementation of Sightline at a world-class salmon farm in Chile was used. The salmon farm is part of a global organization dedicated to fisheries and aquaculture. With more than 60 years of experience in the industry, the organization stands out for producing quality products in harmony with our environment. Their fishery products include frozen horse mackerel for human consumption and fish meal and oil for animal feed production. In the case of salmon, this product is marketed fresh and frozen. The organization has a commercial office in the United States as its primary destination. Other important markets are Brazil and Latin American, European, and Asian countries.