The Biomass Counter
Through two decade's pioneering work in collaboration with fish-farming enterprises all over the world, Vaki Aquaculture Systems Ltd. developed the biomass counter for the needs of the industry. In a simple operation, the Biomest frame gathers data on average weight, size distribution and the condition factor of the fish in other words, fundamental data for the profitable operation of any aquaculture enterprise. This data makes it possible to plan harvesting and sales more accurately, so ensuring maximum prices for the fish and customer satisfaction. An accurate knowledge of the biomass and average weight makes it also possible to control feeding and medicine dosing, and to monitor the health and growth rate of the fish.
Planning of harvesting and sales
An accurate knowledge of the biomass and size distribution of the fish is critical to select the right pen for harvesting and arrange sales. Using Biomest the situation in each cage is clear. Future projections and forecasts can be carried out based on the actual growth rate of the fish.
Better feed utilization
Regular measuring with Biomest gives accurate knowledge of the total biomass and growth rate in each pen. This information is vital to ensure maximum feed utilization, and lower feeding costs.
Constant survey of growth and condition
The growth and condition of the fish should be monitored regularly in order to take decisive action if required. The Biomest frame continually gathers data on both condition factor and growth of the fish, presenting an overview of the circumstances within the cage at all times.
Simple measurements - more time for other things
Measurements with Biomest are simple and quick. The counter takes less than 10 minutes to set up. Biomest draws on a much larger sample than most other methods, which gives more reliable results. The method is completely harmless to the fish with no stress. Using Vaki Biomest allows employees more time for other tasks, and increases operational efficiency