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NCKU, Delta jointly set up research center for smart fish farming

Tainan, Taiwan, March 17, 2016

A research center for smart fish farming will be set up at National Cheng Kung University's Annan Campus, aiming to optimize farming systems with technology and smart management, revealed the university on Wednesday.

The joint effort was initiated by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Delta Electronics, Inc. which is a major power management supplier in Taiwan.

NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su said at the press conference on March 16, “Food safety and food sufficiency are global issues, and the economic potential of this partnership will bring more opportunities to fish farming and other sectors in Taiwan.

Delta's founder and honorary chairman Bruce Cheng expressed hopes that the industry academia cooperative project will bring forth new technology beneficial to the industry in general, as well as provide cost­effective solutions to issues regarding food safety and the environment.

Cheng also said that with climate change and a growing frequency of natural disasters, many fish farms lack an understanding of their surroundings and continue to emit toxic water, damaging the environment.

NCKU Dean of the College of Bioscience and Technology Prof. Chu­Fan Lo said her research team has developed a species of tiger prawns that is entirely resistant to white spot disease, and by transferring the know­how to businesses they could prevent massive deaths of infected prawn in the future.

The first prawn cultivation project aims to develop a species of tiger prawn that is “safe and poison­free,” according to Prof. Lo.

The Delta executive said they would utilize the combined knowledge of their technological understanding of the Internet of Things and the research done by the NCKU biology department's research teams to solve problems.

The firm said it would provide its various resources, from renewable energy, auto monitoring systems, work place safety, biological disease control, image sensor systems, data storage systems and computer algorithms.

President Su stated the school had cooperated with Delta eight years ago, and the research center marks the beginning of a completely new, pioneering cooperation model.

“Optimizing farming systems with technology and smart management will make a significant contribution to the next wave in business,” added President Su.
Provider : NCKU News
Date : 2016/03/16
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