This "light technology" equipment can revolutionize the fishing industry. Fish quality can now be assessed automatically before cutting the fish. Photo: Norsk elektrooptikk

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Automated quality assessment of headed/gutted whitefish

 Seafood industry  

The purpose of this project is to make a commersial solution for measuring blood in whitefish prior to filleting.

Time:1. May 2018 – 31. October 2019
Financed by: Norwegian Seafood Research Fund
Commissioner:Maritech
In cooperation with:Norsk Elektrooptikk (NEO), Lillebakk, Lerøy Norway Seafoods, Havfisk AS

Automated quality assessment of headed/gutted (HG) whitefish is high importance for the whitefish industry.

The solution is based on imaging spectroscopy and analytical methods developed at Nofima. The commercial product will be a part of Maritech,  and will include a new industrial version of the hyperspectral imager produced by Norsk Elektro Optikk.

The first prototype is operating today at Lerøy Norway Seafoods, Båtsfjord. A second prototype is to be installed in one trawler from Havfisk.

The goal is to launch a commersial product in 2020.

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