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Integrating fish health data can help keep fish farmers a step ahead of disease

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
26 January 2022, at 7:00am

Aquaculture data services company Manolin* has upgraded its platform to include PCR test result information from Patogen, environmental monitoring from Meox, and farm production data from Cognite - giving customers previously unseen insights into the impact of daily farm management decisions.

John Costantino, CTO of Manolin
John Costantino, CTO of Manolin

“The ability to find lab results, environmental information and farm data in one place has great potential to improve our production. With this, our team can optimise efficiency, more accurately assess risk, and improve our fish welfare. These open and connected data systems can allow more farmers - and the industry - to improve their strategies with better tools,” said Andreas Skagøy, fish health manager at Måsøval Fiskeoppdrett, one of Manolin's customers, in a press release.

Manolin’s subscribers will now have fresh insights into how production decisions are impacting their bottom line. By combining more real-time sensor data, historic farm data, PCR results and more, farmers can assess treatment and service provider choices in real time.

The platform also benchmarks each farmer’s production against the entire industry and alerts farm teams to increased risk of fish health issues using machine learning.

“Farmers today need to manage information from many different sources in order to make the best decisions. We’re excited to be adding more integrations that will make data accessible throughout the organisation but also identify the risk factors contributing to each farmer’s unique fish health profile. For example, which conditions are leading to more disease, mortality events, or ineffective lice treatments,” said John Costantino, co-founder and CTO of Manolin.

"We are excited to work with Manolin as they use Cognite Data Fusion to equip farmers with real-time data and insights that farmers can use in their daily decision making," said Tord Leth-Olsen, director of strategic alliances at Cognite. "The integration between Manolin and the contextual data in Cognite Data Fusion was achieved in just one week—instantly fuelling Manolin with contextualised and connected data across the value chain, from roe to end product."

In August 2021, Manolin announced a new service to automatically alert farmers to non-notifiable diseases in their area. This is the first and only available system to notify farmers about the risk of non-notifiable diseases nearby, which are not currently tracked by Norwegian government regulators.

The company plans to continue to build new integrations with farm service providers and benchmark industry performance throughout 2022.

*Manolin is part of Hatch's investment portfolio, but The Fish Site retains editorial independence.