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German shrimp RAS adopts Danish shrimp counting technology

Shrimp Husbandry Technology & equipment +5 more

HanseGarnelen, a land-based shrimp farm in Germany, has introduced a new shrimp counting system developed by Sincere Aqua.

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Key players from HanseGarnelen seal the deal with Sincere Aqua

According to Sincere Aqua., its SC-4K Shrimp Counter utilises advanced sensor technology, artificial intelligence, and computer vision to provide accurate shrimp counts during the transfer from nursery to the grow-out stage. It helps farmers know exactly how many shrimp they have, making their work easier and more efficient. This means better shrimp farming with less waste and more focus on growing healthy shrimp.

HanseGarnelen, which operates an RAS facility, faced a common yet critical challenge in shrimp farming: accurately determining stocking density. Miscounts can result in overstocking or understocking, both of which can have severe effects on a farm's productivity. This meant that the company dedicated significant time to manually estimating shrimp numbers, diverting their skilled workers from more productive tasks.

The solution

According to sincere, the SC-4K Shrimp Counter is able to count 200,000 shrimp per hour, with a promise of at least 95 percent accuracy for shrimp sizes between 0.1 and 5 grams. Knowing the exact shrimp count per tank ensures each shrimp have enough space and the right level of feed, helpoing them to grow swiftly and reduce the risk of diseases.

“Before we had the counter here, it took us about three hours with two to three persons to transfer the shrimp from nursery to growout. Now, it just takes one hour for one person, and is much more comfortable for the shrimp and more accurate. We have already ordered a second device for our other farm,” said Karl Bissa, operations manager at HanseGarnelen.

“With the SC-4K shrimp counter, farms are taking a step towards a precision-led, and more sustainable aquaculture. At Sincere Aqua we are proud to see how our SC-4K shrimp counter is making a tangible difference for shrimp farms,” added Fridi Mellemgaard, CEO of Sincere Aqua.

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