Technology detects blemishes within the fillets and then documents the size and location of these faults.
In a press release issued on Thursday, Maritech has announced that Mowi has implemented the company’s Maritech Eye technology as part of a drive to further enhance the quality of its smoked salmon.
Beginning in 2018, Mowi, Maritech, and Nofima have cooperated in a joint innovation project to develop a technology for real-time quality scanning of salmon fillets at industrial speed. Maritech Eye was launched for redfish at Aqua Nor in August 2021.
Maritech Eye uses a hyperspectral camera to detect blemishes within the fillets and then documents the size location of these faults. The camera is able to be used on a conveyor belt while streaming live data to operators and management.
Gary Paterson, Head of Operations, at Mowi UK was excited about the technology, commenting,“For our business here in the UK and in particular the Mowi brand, this gives us the ability to pre-select fillets based on a specification to reduce the manual intervention of removing blemishes once the fillets have been sliced. Furthermore, sorting by quality and providing objective information gives us the ability to allocate the material accordingly and allows us to utilise our resources more efficiently and effectivel.”
Per Alfred Holte, VP Technical Solutions in Maritech remarked, “Mowi Consumer Products UK is one of three international Maritech Eye redfish projects this fall, and we are impressed by how the Mowi team has handled the development and implementation in a period when it still has been difficult to travel due to Covid 19. Our team has only been at the site in Scotland once this year since the initial physical installation of the equipment.”
“Together we have proved that most of the optimization and implementation process can be done remotely and that Maritech Eye is ready for the global seafood industry, even during a pandemic.”