Internet of Fish

The Internet of Fish (IoF) is a conceptual platform which combines the powers of bioacoustic telemetry and Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) in order to enable the monitoring of fish on marine farms. Proposed in 2018 by Norwegian researchers, the IoF concept would be utilized to update commercial aquaculturists and fish farmers in real time so as to allow for more efficient behavioural monitoring of their stock. The IoF would function by leveraging LoRa (Long Range wireless data protocol with low power modulation) based LPWAN to provide access to the bioacoustic telemetry data of fish stock. LPWANs are integral in the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT), and help enable communication between devices over long distances for long periods of time. In order to work underwater, researchers implemented the use of a LoRa Add-on Module (LAM) in order to provide LoRa radio support to the underwater acoustic receivers. By leveraging cutting edge IoT technologies, IoF has the potential to provide an update to many of the antiquated marine monitoring, but requires development beyond the conceptual stage. 

Hassan, W., Føre, M., Ulvund, J., & Alfredsen, J. (2019, June 07). “Internet of Fish: Integration of acoustic telemetry with LPWAN for efficient real-time monitoring of fish in marine farms“. 


Biodiversity, Ecological Modelling, Ecological Monitoring, Industry/Natural Commodities, Internet of Things, Monitoring