Aquaculture Europe 2023, the event that took place in Vienna some days ago, was witness of the official launch of SnappArt, the game-changing solution for aquaculture hatcheries worldwide developed by the industry pioneers in aquaculture innovation, INVE Aquaculture and Aris. SnappArt is a revolutionary automated live food counting tool, is set to transform the way fish and shrimp growth is managed. This groundbreaking new technology is bound to set new standards for optimal feed management and enhanced production quality.
The project was supported by Eurostars, a European funding instrument for collaborative R&D and innovation projects, reported INVE. SnappArt was officially launched on the European market in Vienna, but a roll-out in additional regions across the globe will follow swiftly. When implemented in the fish or shrimp hatchery, SnappArt revolutionizes the assessment of Artemia and Rotifer quality, ensuring consistent and reliable results.
SnappArt is a groundbreaking collaboration between INVE Technologies and Aris, introducing an innovative approach to aquaculture with its automated live food counting system. Powered by Deep Learning and AI technology, SnappArt simplifies and standardizes live food quantification, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and consistency across hatcheries, research institutions, and larviculture and fry production.
Real innovation lies in AI
Understanding the urgent need for streamlined hatchery feed management solutions, INVE Aquaculture and Aris have jointly developed SnappArt, a revolutionary, fully automated live food counting system.
According to the companies, representing a monumental shift in live food quantification, SnappArt replaces conventional manual counting with a method that requires far less time and effort while offering unparalleled precision. This ground-breaking technological innovation propels hatcheries towards more time- and cost-efficient, sustainable, and consistent live food production.
Designed with advanced computer vision technology, the SnappArt device looks deceivingly modest. The real innovation, however, lies in the AI driven image analysis software that ensures rapid, precise analysis of samples. And a highly intuitive user interface makes the device remarkably easy to operate.
When implemented in the fish or shrimp hatchery, SnappArt revolutionizes the assessment of Artemia and Rotifer quality, ensuring consistent and reliable results. With reduced inspection time and data-driven decision-making, hatcheries can boost their profitability, optimize growth ratios, and improve their overall production efficiency.
An innovative tool that will become a must-have
For INVE Aquaculture and Aris, the innovative tool is set to rapidly become a must-have for any hatchery wishing to ensure the consistency and reliability of their production practices.
SnappArt offers an automated counting, replaces labor-intensive manual counting, ensuring standardized practices and consistent output; and also, a deep learning model: empowered by AI technology, SnappArt recognizes and counts rotifers and Artemia with unrivaled precision and speed, mitigating the risk of knowledge loss.
The new tool provides Swift Data Processing: accelerated data processing provides instant results visualization, reducing manual labor and facilitating informed decision-making; as well Comprehensive Management Software, because the SnappArt software and portal allows easy data access, automated analyses, and customizable reports.
About the main fields of application, for the aquaculture hatcheries, SnappArt simplifies live food counting in hatcheries, from small-scale to large commercial operations, ensuring accurate feeding practices. Also is useful for the research institutions, that benefit from precise quantification of live food populations for scientific studies, enabling consistent measurements. And finally, will prove its helpful for larviculture and fry production, due to the fact that SnappArt optimizes feeding protocols, improving production efficiency, and reducing wastage in that area.
The struggle for adequate feed management
According to INVE Aquaculture, it is a well-known fact that achieving ideal fish and shrimp growth fundamentally depends on meticulous feed management. Until now, the adequate production and quality control of live food such as Artemia and Rotifers demanded meticulous manual inspections.
These labor-intensive, and error-prone procedures conducted on limited sample sizes often lead to inconsistent feed administration. Moreover, skilled staff is hard to find, and counting methods are not globally standardized. All the above too often jeopardizes the reliability of high-quality shrimp and fish production.
As pioneers in the industry, INVE Aquaculture, now a part of Benchmark Holdings, remains dedicated to enabling growth at all levels. With 35 years of innovation backing their scientific expertise, the company offers the most comprehensive nutrition and health portfolio in the market, supporting customers in taking better care throughout the culture lifecycle.
Those interested in learning more about SnappArt can go to https://artemia.inveaquaculture.com/snappart.