Salmon farmers scan fish faces to fight killer lice

(10/09/18)

A company in Norway has developed a 3D scanner that can tell salmon apart based on the distinct pattern of spots around their eyes, mouth and gills, Bloomberg reported.

Fish-farming giant Cermaq Group wants to roll out the technology at salmon pens along Norway’s fjord-etched coastline, betting it can prevent the spread of epidemics like sea lice that infect hundreds of millions of farmed fish and cost the global industry upwards of $1 billion each year. 

“We can build a medical record for each individual fish,” said Harald Takle, the head researcher at Cermaq, one of the............................................


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