Two of the most common metrics that scientists are interested in, are the number of fish present in a habitat, and the types of species present. The FishID platform has successfully been used for a range of projects that have automated counting and identifying of fish underwater.
Counting and identifying fish
Abundance of fish and stock assessment
When monitoring aims to measure the entire suite of fish present, FishID can detect a wide range of species trained for particular locations or habitats.
Community data is produced from monitoring with unbaited cameras, ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), and BRUVS (baited remote underwater video stations).
For select species, e.g. of high-value or as invasive pests, FishID can detect and count the target species while correctly ignoring all other species as well as background structure.