Artificial Intelligence To Assist Aquaculture

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This technology employs artificial intelligence to identify and predict diseases in aquaculture, particularly in shrimp. This technology also has the potential to be utilized in other types of aquaculture including salmon, trout, tilapia, carp and catfish.


There are currently no commercial therapeutics available for any shrimp diseases, especially viral diseases. Preventing the entry of disease-causing agents in culture ponds remains the predominant form of management in shrimp aquaculture. To identify disease, samples from a shrimp population are physically examined and assessed with diagnostic assays. The technology presented here provides a way to make decisions based on quantitative data.



  • Disease prediction in aquaculture
  • Computer vision
  • Neural networks
  • Zoology


  • Novel
  • Versatile
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tod McCauley
Assistant Director of Licensing, CALS
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Arun Dhar
Bibiana Law