Robo-turtles in fish farms reduce fish stress

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Robo-turtles in fish farms reduce fish stress

27 March 2020
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Robotic turtles used for surveillance could help prevent escapes from salmon farms. The “turtle robots” are paving the way for a technology that improves monitoring inside sea cages.

A sea cage can hold up to 200,000 farmed salmon. If the cage is damaged, such as by a hole in the nets, the fish could swim out through the opening and escape in short order.

Clearly, the aquaculture industry wants to avoid this scenario. Not only do escapes lead to large losses for the industry, but we also don’t want farm-raised salmon to mix and interbreed with wild populations.