Monitoring and Control in aquaculture

Aquaculture is a 24 / 7 / 365 game. Not that much room for error. When things go wrong you need to know pretty swiftly. With some species and systems you have a couple of hours, with others its counted in minutes.

There are a variety of parameters you could/should be monitoring, perhaps the most important of which are dissolved oxygen and ammonia levels. Some of these parameters are quite difficult and time consuming to measure while others can be measured using probes (stationary and mobile) that give real-time readings.

Monitoring systems can be configured just to record readings such as in an experimental system or the monitoring of water quality in a lake or estuary. Monitoring systems can also be augmented with a control function allowing you to enable automated responses to the triggering of set parameter levels; such as dosing oxygen or turning on an aerator in a tank when a low oxygen level is triggered. Control systems fulfil a risk reduction function as well as improving economy.

These systems can also be linked to the internet or GSM systems which can deliver alarm messages to a duty person who then reacts to the situation.Whether you are measuring DO in the tank, ORP after an ozone system or incoming water temperatures you can monitor these in real time.

Monitoring and control systems are a useful management tool on intensive and extensive aquaculture systems. Just give us a call to discuss further.