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Bahrain students create a splash with Al-powered fish ponds

TDT | Manama                                        

The Daily Tribune –   

Report by Zahra Ayaz

An innovative smart fish pond created by Bahrain Polytechnic students, incorporating the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), is turning heads in the Kingdom.

The latest to join the bandwagon of enthusiasts lauding the achievement was Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.

According to him, this groundbreaking technology will revolutionise the traditional methods of fish farming in the Kingdom.

The National Centre for Fish Farming joined hands with the students for the project.

“It’s a pioneering effort due to its continuous AI monitoring, which enables prompt response to any risks that may arise, such as oxygen shortage or excessively hot water,” said Al Mubarak.

“The introduction of this innovative initiative will enhance the productivity of the National Centre for Mariculture and decrease the reliance on human labour and the costs involved in the agricultural process.”

Explaining, the students said their innovation will help improve the quality of the fish production as they are employing the latest technologies to measure the physical characteristics of the cultured water.

This is important, as the water, the students said, acts as the breeding or hatching ground for fish.

“Fish thrive in a specific location where there is an abundance of nutrients, and biological and physical variables, leading to high numbers of fish,” they said.