Mowi has been involved in a new project with Xelect, an aquaculture company specialist in farmed fish, shrimp and shellfish breeding programs.
Xelect has been testing its new scanner at the Mowi’s Blar Mhor facility in Fort William, UK. The scanner used 3D laser imaging technology to analyze 300 whole salmon at the processing plant. They are hopeful that the combination of 3D laser imaging technology and data processing using powerful artificial intelligence algorithms will help predict fillet yield. More accurate information about meat yields could increase sustainability and profitability for aquaculture companies.
Tom Ashton, operations director at Xelect, said that “the scanner is just one of a number of R&D projects we’re working on to break new ground for the aquaculture industry. We are grateful to Mowi Scotland for helping us with the trial.”