Cermaq’s iFarm project enters third phase

Published on
December 20, 2022
Cermaq's iFarm being installed at a farm in Hellarvika, Steigen, Norway.

A high-tech method of fish farming has been advanced by Oslo, Norway-based Cermaq.

The iFarm project – a collaboration between Cermaq, BioSort, and ScaleAQ that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve management and oversight of salmon-farming operations – formally launched in January 2020. According to Cermaq, the project was recently advanced to its third phase.

Phase one of iFarm took place at Cermaq’s Martnesvika farm-site in Steigen, and primarily focused on perfecting the project’s equipment and its use, according to iFarm Project Manager Karl Fredrik Ottem. Phase two took place at Cermaq’s sea site in Vesterålen, Norway, with work focused on perfecting camera-cleaning and equipment-maintenance processes and procedures. Now, in the third phase, which began in early December 2022 at Cermaq farm in Øksnes and Steigen in Nordland, Norway, the focus is on ... 

Photo courtesy of Cermaq

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