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Joint venture to deliver autonomous feeding systems for RAS

ReelData and Laksesystemer signed an agreement to provide feed systems for land-based aquaculture with ReelData’s ReelAppetite, autonomous appetite adjustment system.

Joint venture to deliver autonomous feeding systems for RAS
Laksesystemer’s feeding drum at one of the facilities they operate in.

December 16, 2021


Norwegian technology provider, Laksesystemer, and Canadian AI solution provider, ReelData, signed a joint venture agreement for the delivery of fully autonomous feeding systems for land-based aquaculture. The companies will provide feed systems for land-based aquaculture with ReelData’s ReelAppetite, autonomous appetite adjustment system.

“The companies were introduced to one another through a common project in Holland,” said Ole Gabriel Kverneland, general manager of Laksesystemer. “We immediately realized our companies had perfectly aligned ambitions and that there was a huge potential to create synergistic effects for our customers. The farms are quickly getting bigger and the tanks deeper. This makes feeding accurately more challenging than ever before. Add the fact that feed waste in a recirculated fish farm quickly deteriorates water quality and one will quickly see the vast potential of the technology we are now able to offer to the land-based segment. Using artificial intelligence to help fish farmers make decisions or feed autonomously has always been a part of Laksesystemers strategy and we are thrilled to finally be able to announce our joint venture with Reeldata making autonomous feeding commercially available.”

“The first farms using this technology are already seeing results that are truly interesting,” Kverneland continues. “As an aquaculture biologist, I have always said that fish is the most sensitive sensor we can find. By listening to fish, we are now generating data that can create a deeper understanding of the feeding behavior of fish in land-based aquaculture. From what we have seen so far, this truly has the potential to be a game-changer for resource utilization and profitability.”

“The most important common ground is the fact that both companies are 100% dedicated to the land-based aquaculture industry,” said Mathew Zimola, CEO of ReelData. “The stability and repeatability of conditions in land-based is a different environment than the highly variable conditions in open pen aquaculture. The conditions in land-based aquaculture create valuable baselines both for tuning appetite adjustment but also for using our system as a tool for detecting abnormal behavior and in effect tracing episodes of stress.”

Laksesystemer and ReelData have the common goal of creating the smartest feeding systems in land-based aquaculture, and this partnership is the next step towards truly smart feeding.

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