Marine technology group OTAQ has won a contract to supply monitoring technology to Chilean fish farmer Salmones Antártica, part of the Nissui Group.

OTAQ’s newly-launched water quality monitoring product (WQM) continually monitors a site’s oxygen, temperature and salinity levels to provide aquaculture farmers with immediate information about the quality of their water environment. Complementary to OTAQ’s Sensor Globe, the WQM solution is designed to be permanently placed in situ at aquaculture facilities, and it can also assist with regulatory reporting.

Salmones Antártica SA, known as SASA, SASA is a leading 10 supplier of Chilean salmon by production weight, with more than 1,000 employees. SASA’s operation is vertically integrated, encompassing the entire production process from reproduction to processing across both freshwater and sea centres, including own brand food products.

SASA SA has been operating salmon and trout farming since its foundation in 1982. Now part of Japan’s Nissui Group, SASA’s “Five Star” brand is sold through the Nissui Global Links network.

OTAQ’s contract with SASA will run over a full farming cycle. Phil Newby, Chief Executive at OTAQ, commented: “SASA is a greatly respected salmon producer internationally, and an excellent reference point for OTAQ in the Chilean market. We look forward to working closely with SASA to improve their production yields and broaden our supply agreement.

“After this initial deployment in Chile, customer interest in Scotland and Australia is now being explored. The launch of this product is another important addition to OTAQ’s growing aquaculture solutions portfolio.”

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