Seawave Fisheries Ltd has a strong
Research & Development
orientation. Currently, the Company acts as a coordinator
for the research project: "Operational models for process
optimisation in Cyprus fish farming industry", partially funded
by the Cyprus Research Promotion foundation (www.research.org.cy).
Additionally, the Company has led another research project
relating to new fish species introduction "Siganus Rivulatus".
The Company also participates in the
European Aquaculture Technology Platform
Operational models for process optimisation in Cyprus’ fish
The aim of this research project is to optimize the processes
involved in Cyprus’ open-sea fish farming industry. This will be
achieved by developing associated operational models and utilize
image processing technology to collect and process relevant
input data. Duration of this project is estimated to be of the
order of twenty-four (24) months and this is partially funded by
the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation under the scheme for
"Development of new Industrial Products and Processes" (www.research.org.cy)).
[Project’s total budget: approximately £153,000 or €265,000].
The specific research objectives of this project can be
identification and description of the main parameters that
influence production process’ performance and subsequently
operational model development,
describing the relationship of the aforementioned parameters
and their relative merits in determining overall cost;
parametric analysis of the
model and scenario evaluation;
image processing technology
utilisation to estimate food-conversion-ratio;
development to process input data and estimate fish weight
based on fish visual characteristics.
The consortium supporting this research project is an SME
operating in the fish-farming sector, a Cyprus RTD performer and
a Greek RTD performer, namely, Seawave Fisheries Ltd, Frederick Institute of Technology (FIT,
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA,