"Fishal recognition" technology helps monitor commercial catches

Published: Comments:
Business Business & Economy Political Primary Industries Queensland Government Science & Research Technology & Communications

Social:   

Cutting edge technology including fish image recognition is being used to automatically collect information on commercial fishing in ground-breaking research funded by the Queensland Government.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the feasibility stage of the Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program had produced promising results.

“The two successful applicants Anchor Lab and Fish-e have been working closely with Fisheries Queensland to develop high-tech systems to monitor commercial fishing location, effort and catch,” Mr Furner said.

“Electronic monitoring technology, including cameras, sensors and image recognition software, has been installed on a range of commercial fishing vessels over the last six months.

“Electronic monitoring is used in commercial fishing fleets across the world, but fisheries agencies often have to review video footage manually.

“This project aims to automate that process and eventually provide a ‘digital observer program’ and even replace logbooks that commercial fishers currently fill in.”

The two companies were awarded Queensland Government funding of $278,300 for the feasibility stage of the SBIR challenge.

Following the successful feasibility stage, they will both share in $614,200 for the project’s proof of concept phase over a 12 month period to test and refine the technology.

Innovation Minister Kate Jones said the SBIR program was a win–win for innovative companies and the government allowing them to work together on a product or service that was needed but not previously available.  

“This program is about working with Queensland’s best and brightest to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the government,” Minister Jones said.

“We’re supporting innovative businesses to bring their cutting-edge products into the public service and ultimately help us deliver better outcomes for Queenslanders.

“This high-tech fish monitoring system will be a valuable tool for Queensland’s growing fisheries industry and could appeal to a global market.”  

Advance Queensland is the Palaszczuk Government’s $650 million whole-of-government initiative, supporting jobs across a range of industry sectors.

JOINT STATEMENT
Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Kate Jones
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
The Honourable Mark Furner

 
Fisheries Queensland : Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry :
GPO Box 46, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3404 6999
13 25 23
Fisheries Queensland : Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
"Fishal recognition" technology helps monitor commercial catches 13 March 2019 | Cutting edge technology including fish image recognition is being used to automatically collect information on commercial fishing in ground-breaking research funded by the Queensland Government. More information...
Government delivers key milestone in fisheries reform 28 February 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government has delivered on a key plank of its 10-year, $20 million Sustainable Fisheries Strategy with the passage of new legislation in Parliament today. More information...
Crushed boat sends stern warning to black market fishers 26 February 2019 | A fishing boat forfeited to the State Government after being involved in the black marketing of redclaw was crushed today an Eagle Farm recycling centre. More information...
Crab pots seized, body cameras worn by Sunshine Coast fisheries officers 29 January 2019 | Sunshine Coast Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) officers have seized 130 crab pots from the Maroochy River during a targeted operation in January. More information...
Key fisheries reform a step closer 10 January 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government today outlined the proposed direction for reforming the State’s trawl, crab and east coast inshore fisheries. More information...
Seized black marketer's boat serves as a warning 24 December 2018 | A fishing boat has been forfeited to the state and a recreational fisher and restaurant manager fined more than $8,600 for black marketing of redclaw. More information...
Don’t be a fishing fool – know your rules 07 December 2018 | Just like fresh Queensland prawns for Christmas lunch, fishing and summer are a perfect match. More information...
The fish are biting in South East Queensland 26 November 2018 | The fish are biting in South East Queensland with the Palaszczuk Government landing $243,000 to boost native fish numbers in local dams and weirs for recreational anglers. More information...
The fish are biting in Bundaberg and the Fraser Coast 26 November 2018 | The fish are biting in Bundaberg and the Fraser Coast with the Palaszczuk Government landing $66,000 to boost native fish numbers in local dams for recreational anglers. More information...
Plan to turn Bribie Island eyesore into aquaculture hub 12 October 2018 | The Palaszczuk Government has today announced a plan to turn rundown buildings on Bribie Island into an innovative world-leading aquaculture hub. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service