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Peruvian researchers develop tilapia fingerling counter

The system improves the process of counting and sizing tilapia reducing fingerling mortality and increasing size accuracy.

Peruvian researchers develop tilapia fingerling counter

August 18, 2022


Graduates from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC) developed and patented an automatic system for counting and sizing tilapia fingerlings that significantly facilitates operational tasks in tilapia farms.

The system improves the process of counting and sizing tilapia through image capture technology with ad-hoc algorithms designed to measure the geometric dimensions of the fry. It achieves an accuracy of up to 98% in counting and 90% in measuring the length and width of the fish.

According to Andrés Salas, one of the researchers that filed the patent, “the development of this system provides new knowledge and new technology for the aquaculture sector, establishing a great potential for improving productivity. It replaces manual handling with a non-invasive automatic system that improves the speed of counting and sizing. Thus, it prevents fingerlings from dying due to manual handling and increases reliability in the sales process with higher size accuracy.”

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