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AquacultureEurope2016: New Platform Increases Aquaculture Performance, Reduces Costs

28 September 2016, at 1:00am

UK - A new platform was launched at Aquaculture Europe 2016, 20-23 September, Edinburgh, Scotland, that aims to provide a radical new way for fish farmers to improve their productivity, reduce costs (including feed) and increase their profit margin while at the same time supporting the environment.

The aquaSmart platform is an innovative, cloud based tool that can help farmers lower production costs, improve profitability, improve operational efficiency and carry out their business in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

The platform is able to do this through state of the art technologies and global data access to reveal how the environment, fish feeding, production management and practices affects production.

One of the important questions that aquaculture producers face today is how to select the feeding rate and thus decide on the appropriate feeding strategy in order to get the most beneficial business results.

Significant divergences in feeding values can lead to either overfeeding or underfeeding, which is uneconomical, and not what fish farmers need. The wrong feed parameters will reduce production performance and therefore profit margins.

aquaSmart addresses this issue; it uses data analytics and predictive modelling to reliably predict the Feed Conversion Rate, capturing the underlying inter-correlations between the feed attributes, the feeding rate and the fish growth. The analysis is based on periodic, sampling to sampling, datasets. In short, aquaSmart makes science work for fish farmers.

For more information on aquaSmart please go to http://www.aquasmartdata.eu/

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