MSD Animal Health, a global leader in aquaculture technology, has partnered with First Water of Iceland, a land-based Atlantic salmon farming project. The partnership will enable the implementation of innovative fish tracking technology in land-based salmon farms. The FALCON Biomass system, developed with over 25 years of experience measuring fish in marine nets, combines advanced vision technology with years of research to provide key insights into fish growth.

First Water of Iceland is excited to integrate the FALCON biomass system into their onshore fish farms. The technology will enable more precise monitoring of fish growth, ensuring their welfare and enabling data-driven decisions. This solution is expected to contribute to the sustainable development and expansion of business in Iceland, strengthening the country’s position as a leader in the aquaculture industry.

MSD Animal Health leveraging expertise in vision technology, artificial intelligence and biomass measurement launched FALCON Biomass at Aquanor 2023 in Trondheim, Norway. The system has already been successfully implemented in net pens across Norway, Chile and the UK. The sale of the system to First Water marks a significant milestone for MSD Animal Health as they partner with a forward-thinking organization that shares their vision for sustainable aquaculture.

The alliance not only strengthens MSD Animal Health’s position as a global leader in aquaculture technology but also opens the door to the adoption of vision technology in the onshore fish farming sector. The FALCON system uses current vision technology provides real-time updates on animal growth, size distribution and total biomass, giving farmers valuable insights for making production decisions

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