Test Cases

Innovative technological solutions in aquaculture/shell farming

Leader
BENCO

Country
Croatia

Sector
Aquaculture

Biogeographical region
Mediterranean

Range of digital technologies
Reacting or Variable Rate Technology, Recording or Mapping Technology, Robotic System or Smart Machine, Combination

Target stakeholders
Shellfish farming companies and small to medium oyster producers.

Short description
Innovative technological solutions for oyster quality assessment on-site will be demonstrated in this TC. More specifically the oyster testing on-site tools based on NIR spectrometry in combination with machine learning and advanced data analysis techniques will be applied. This is a service for rapid on-site assessment of oysters, where a customer opens a single oyster from a batch, ‘scans’ its flesh and receives results on its (and by extension the remaining batch) quality and potential food risk parameters (moisture level, nutritional value, fats, proteins, glycogens, etc.).

Major goals
The goal is to enable the end users to conduct fast rapid oyster quality assessment on-site with sufficient result reliability and with low cost. This will enable informed decision making in regards to more efficient oyster farming, harvesting, storage, transportation and sales while assessing the quality, freshness and potential food risks of oysters during these processes.