Using submersible ROVs, fish farms are able to inspect the overall health and welfare of the fish at any time. One byproduct of this is reduced stress as compared to that caused by commercial divers. Using a handheld controller, operators can navigate ROVs from the surface to survey the integrity of the nets, monitor fish behaviour and health, conduct visual inspections of mooring lines and anchors, track feeding, and check cage depths –without ever touching the bottom - and other possible threats to the structure or to the fish housed within.
Join us in welcoming Andrew Lawrence from Deep Trekker, who will examine the multitude of uses for ROVs in fish farms and the latest developments in this field.
About Andrew Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence is the Business Development Specialist at Deep Trekker, striving to deliver outstanding real-time visual and environmental information to clients in the Aquaculture industry. Andrew joined Deep Trekker after spending nearly two years with Cargill Aqua Nutrition where he served the North American market as a Sales Representative. Andrew worked mainly with salmonid, but also with tilapia, barramundi, and shrimp. Andrew also raises rainbow trout at his home recreationally. The opportunity to focus on the Aquaculture business during his graduate studies fueled his interest in the industry. Andrew views Aquaculture as the world's most sustainable source of protein for human consumption, giving the industry the power to shape the world of the future.