How a Canadian Tech Company Transformed the World’s Shrimp Farming Industry

Valérie Robitaille was a grad student at the Université du Québec doing research on using lasers to look at fish underwater, when a shrimp aquaculture company in Vietnam contacted her more than a decade ago.

Ms. Robitaille recalls a representative from the shrimp company saying: ” ‘We think we could use this [technology] to count shrimp larvae.’ “

Ms. Robitaille soon realized the aquaculture industry is huge – the fastest growing food industry in the world – with the shrimp farming industry alone worth $37-billion.

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