Algal Blooms: why early detection is crucial to saving aquaculture millions every year

Did you know that early detection of algal blooms can help prevent significant fish kills and millions of pounds in losses for the aquaculture industry?

Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, are caused by the rapid growth of harmful microorganisms in our waterways. Continuous environmental monitoring from remote locations can indicate potential HAB events, jellyfish and more.

These microorganisms can produce toxic or otherwise harmful effects on fish, other animals, and even humans. As a result, HABs can have a devastating impact on the aquaculture industry, leading to significant fish kills and millions of pounds in losses.

And with scientists predicting that climate change could increase HAB events, a solution for detection and avoidance is more pertinent than ever.

By being aware of the signs and symptoms of HABs and taking action early, we can help protect our waterways and your fish farming operations.

But early action can only be taken when communications infrastructure is in place and can get decision-makers mission-critical sensor data quickly. Accessing environmental information from areas further offshore can alert users of when an algal bloom has occurred – and allow for action to be taken to avoid fish kills on their farms.

Krucial Connected Seafarm is a full end-to-end solution for the aquaculture industry that will provide early detection of algal blooms and fully digitize fish farm operations for a complete overview of the conditions of the water environment, assets and stock.

Working on- or off-shore and on- or off-grid, Connected Seafarm uses a combination of satellite and cellular technology to ensure data flows at all times, and from any location. It does this by switching automatically between them dependent on which is available, so if one doesn’t work, the other will kick in. The result is a constant stream of actionable information that will alert aquaculture operators when a bloom takes place.

It’s important to be vigilant and stay informed about HABs, as early detection can make a huge difference in preventing significant losses for the aquaculture industry. Check our infographic below and learn more about how Krucial Connected Seafarm can digitize your operations at Aquaculture – KRUCIAL.

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