FishNet: A Unified Embedding for Salmon Recognition
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Identifying individual salmon can be very beneficial for the aquaculture industry as it enables monitoring and analyzing fish behavior and welfare. For aquaculture researchers identifying indi- vidual salmon is imperative to their research. The current methods of individual salmon tagging and tracking rely on physical interaction with the fish. This process is inefficient and can cause physical harm and stress for the salmon. In this paper we propose FishNet, based on a deep learning technique that has been successfully used for identi- fying humans, to identify salmon.We create a dataset of labeled fish images and then test the performance of the FishNet architecture. Our experiments show that this architecture learns a useful representation based on images of salmon heads. Further, we show that good perfor- mance can be achieved with relatively small neural network models: FishNet achieves a false positive rate of 1%and a true positive rate of 96%.