Autonomous Fish Monitoring & Counting Systems
Biotactic offers a variety of autonomous fish monitoring and counting equipment for purchase. We also provide end-to-end data analysis services. Please contact us directly to discuss your specific project needs, configuration and cable lengths, as well as data analysis options and pricing.
Permanent Fish Monitoring Systems- BRAVO G3
The video data collected automatically by the BRAVO system is particularly useful for establishing baseline data and for realizing long-term research objectives related to inter-annual variation in fishway counts, fish migration patterns, migration timing, habitat utilization and reproductive behavior. The system has also been proven to be useful for monitoring species at risk, invasive species and observing behavior of benthic organisms such as mussels, crayfish, diving ducks, turtles, and of course, behaviour, activity, and presence/absence of various fish species.
Applications include scientific research, agency-based fish and wildlife monitoring, marine biological studies, aquaculture, underwater surveillance, education and basic fun. Since 2005 our underwater fish monitoring network has been used to achieve various long-term research objectives related to inter-annual variation in fish migration patterns, migration timing and habitat utilization on a global scale.
Mobile Fish Monitoring Systems- BRAVO M2
We have developed and meticulously tested machine learning AI software we call the BRAIN (Biotactic Research Artificial Intelligence Network). Biological data captured using our M2 and G3 systems can be automatically processed through the BRAIN which will count fish, measure direction of passage, net daily passage, peak passage rates as well as estimates of fish length and condition (requires scaling). For G3 systems that stream online, this data analysis is performed each day and data are made available online within 24 hours providing clients with a near-real time understanding of fish movement and relative abundance in their system. Find out more here.