Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising aquaculture and wild catch solutions for the FishTech industry.
Heat Map: 5 Top Aquaculture & Wild Catch Startups
For our 5 picks of aquaculture and wild catch startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 400 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
AquaByte- Fish Monitoring
Data such as temperature, oxygen amount, fish movement, and feed frequency can be used for analysis and creating feeding algorithms. The use of Artificial Intelligence with its predictive algorithms in the FishTech industry results in optimization, leading to the enlarged yields and bigger profit for farmers. AquaByte, a startup from Norway, works on feeding optimization for farmers by using artificial intelligence for lice recognition and counting, prediction of biomass, detecting appetite, anticipating the fish activity and size.
Aquacloud – Smart Fishing
Smart fishing involves lice management, predicting lice development, real-time supervision of fish, fleet management, fish procurement, and fish tracking. Aquacloud, a startup from France, offers an AI-driven system that accumulates information about salmon migration in the sea and predicts possible lice outbreaks.
eFishery – Automated Fish Feeding
Automated feeding systems for aquatic animals in farms help monitor and analyze the farms’ operations at any time. Such mobile applications collect information about the behavior of fish to optimize the feeding process. For instance, Indonesian eFishery develops an Internet of Things solution for intelligent shrimp and fish feeding by allowing farmers to adjust the radius of feed throw, monitoring fish behavior round the clock, and setting flexible timing for feeding optimization.
VakSea – Oral Aqua-Vaccination
Fish vaccination is costly and time-consuming due to the necessity of handling a separate injection for each fish. With new oral immune-supportive medicaments this process saves lots of stock. US-based VakSea manufactures a protein that is immune-boosting for aquatic animals. This vaccination can be applied orally and prevents shrimp and prawn aquaculture from serious diseases.
NovoNutriens – Alternative Fish Feed
Finding alternative food for aquatic animals has both economic and environmental benefit: using less water, saving small fish, promoting afforestation. Such food production varies from using non-agricultural plant materials, microalgae, soil, methane, and different byproducts that might be harmful to ecology. NovoNutriens, a startup from the US, uses waste such as CO2 and transforms it into protein for fish with the help of biotech. This innovation eliminates the problem of industrial emissions and preserves small fish population from being blended as feed for big fish.
What About The Other 395 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 aquaculture and wild catch startups showcased above are promising examples out of 400 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.