Aquaculture / Fisheries

Aquaculture Production Simulation

IFRMER  – SAP –Aquaculture Production can be simulated .By managing a group of scientists we creating simple Excel simulations which was downloaded and used around the world in order help teach and manages aquaculture production.  We compiled 2-dimensional tables, biological models, financial, investments, fixed costs, variable costs, salaries and user entered data in order to predict business and environmental results.  (IFRMER, Montpellier, France).

Aquaculture Information Management

Aquaculture Information Management (AIM) is a database system which provides data entry masks and file management for  60 files.   It is designed to store data, perform simple calculations and interface with spread sheets (see SAP).

The goal of this software is to organize production data in order to better manage and simulate an aquaculture installation.   As aquaculture becomes a more visible activity it is vulnerable to mis-information, regulations and controversy.  Detailed information can resolve many questions and provide assistance for consensus building.
The following “screen shots” illustrate the application and provide information concerning production data and methods.

Aquaculture Information Management


IRD, Montpellier, France – THUNNUS – French and Spanish researchers were concerned about tuna fishing activities in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the dangerous conflicts between fishermen.  A European research project was financed to address these concerns.  I designed the data management tools and implemented require solutions which satisfied the researchers in Spain and France and administrators in Brussels.

The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France –  MUSIC (MUSeum Ichthyology) –The MNHN needed a solution which would management the museum’s fish collection, aid in measuring , classifying and provide access to collections to researchers around the world.  The simple yet flexible tools I developed were used throughout the entire museum and around the world.

Thalassa, Foods of Greece, SA, Greece

Thalassa, Foods of Greece, SA, Greece  – had me review their Aquaculture Information Management tools and redesign a tool with data management and simulation for their aquaculture installations in Greece.

Experimental Fishing Data

PIR is a system for storing and extracting fishing data for presentation and statistical analysis.


University of Crete, Greece, Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc (France) –  BIO GESTION – French, Italian and Greek university students learned aquaculture using software the European Community’s “COMET” program commissioned me to develop in collaboration with French students.

Estimating the number of fish larvae using machine vision


Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier, France –– Estimating the number of fish larvae using machine vision for aquaculture production was a challenging technological problem which I was able to overcome by employing my imagination and innovative solution.  The results were published by Marcel Dekker, Inc  in  Fish Quality Control by Computer Vision.