Monitoring shrimp – computer vision takes the lead

Shrimp counting

Source: Stephan Ende

German researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based system to count and measure shrimp, detect stress and disease on farms, and gain insights into ethical farming practices

Over the last decade, the shrimp farming industry has grown significantly. According to Rabobank, more positive signs could be on the way, with an expected year-on-year production growth of 4.8% in 2024. However, the industry is also facing challenges as the need for optimisation increases.

Many experts are now pointing to the potential of artificial intelligence, or AI, as a possible solution. Recent progress in aquaculture so far has demonstrated that AI can be successfully integrated across various areas of fish farming, raising hope that the same could be applied to shrimp.

To further explore the prospects of AI on shrimp farms, a research team from the Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany has successfully developed an AI-based computer vision system that sheds light on how shrimp are doing on farms.

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