06/05/2020 – News / Aquaculture / Technology / Internet of Things / IoT
IoT and other smart tech will be key to boosting aquaculture efficiencies
Combining Internet of Thing (IoT) and satellite data analysis will be key to helping aquaculture businesses break through previous technical limitations and significantly increase the efficiency of their operations. Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show, which returns from 3–5 September 2020, invites exhibitors of smart technologies to showcase the solutions that could transform aquaculture in the years ahead.
Both the agriculture and fishery industries encounter difficulties when it comes to predicting production amount – for the aquaculture industry, it is even harder to predict factors in comparison to onshore aquaculture industry when it comes to adjusting production output. However, combining the Internet of Things (IoT) with satellite data analysis, it is possible to break through previous technical limitations and significantly increase the efficiency of aquaculture. Such technologies allow, for example, the detection of ocean temperature and the status of nutrients in order to decide the proper countermeasure before a cold front approach, or for changing the amount of feed based on the water analysis in order to save on feed cost.
Tech with a transformational impact
Smart technologies will increasingly have a transformational impact on traditional aquaculture. The adoption of AI systems, related equipment and facilities allows for automated monitoring and control of water quality, water temperature, and currents, alongside the collection of useful data. This, in turn, helps aquaculture operators overcome unknown factors in the marine world, and to reduce labour, drive down costs, facilitate early warning, and improve production capacity.
This year, Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show has issued a special call-out inviting exhibitors that are focused on developing and showcasing marine IoT solutions, “in order to conserve the marine environment while balancing the stable supply of food, and to ensure the stability of global marine ecology – further implementing the goal of the United Nations initiative for sustainable development of the SDGs,” the event organiser said in a statement.
“We sincerely welcome all people from related industries to visit our exhibition,” the statement continued. “With the innovative application of technology to industries, we may facilitate industrial upgrading and transformation together.”
Providing a comprehensive showcase for the industry’s supply chain, the Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show returns to Nanang International Exhibition Center (Hall 2) from 3–5 September 2020.