In recent years, aquaculture, also known as fish farming or aquafarming, has become one of the fastest growing food production practices, producing fresh seafood for markets around the globe without putting a strain on natural fish populations.
The practice of raising livestock in a controlled environment has existed for thousands of years and has now been made easier and more efficient with the rise of technology. Many aquafarms, for example, have already implemented aquaculture management software solutions in order to lower production costs, increase profitability, and improve efficiencies.
Nowadays, aquaculture management software plays a huge role in fish farming operations worldwide thanks to features and tools for:
Feed Management – Aquaculture management systems provide features for monitoring feed inventory and expenses, as well as projecting consumption levels among fish populations.
Inventory Monitoring and Analysis – Inventory tracking and analysis features help farmers monitor fish populations and water quality, estimate spawning projections, and determine optimal harvests.
Population Tracking – Tagged tracking systems provide fish farmers with detailed reports containing individual fish data and population statistics, which can help farmers identify trends in breeding or other information pertinent to raising high-quality fish populations.
Calculating Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) – COGS systems give farmers the ability to track their expenses in greater detail and view the cost of producing individual fish and whole populations.
Fish Farm Facility Planning – Aquaculture systems can leverage historical aquaculture farming data to provide fish farmers with visual aids in order to better analyze their facilities and ensure they are optimized to meet production needs.
Like many robust software solutions, features for user dashboards with role-based access controls to access, share, and update documents are essential. To keep files safe customizing the software by adding multiple layers of security is often preferred as it will fortify systems to safeguard against data theft.
Additionally, reporting and analytics tools are a critical component of fish farm management software as they provide farmers with necessary information on their fish species on a daily basis. Many reporting features nowadays are available through email, web browsers, mobile apps, and more.
Opting for a custom aquaculture software solution rather than an off-the-shelf platform will yield better results in the long run because only a customized solution can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your aquaculture facility.
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