Electronic Monitoring of Fisheries Science
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
The primary objective of the work is to build on current software applications and develop new software to automatically detect individual fish in video data streams from machine vision cameras placed above conveyor belts or fish chutes, capture stereo image pairs of fish targets, determine fish size, and identify fish targets to species. The resulting software products should be built as executable programs with user settable parameters, built using C++ or similar programming environments. Several image data sets will be provided by NOAA scientists for the analysis, including manually identified examples of different species for training classification algorithms. A system for user validation of the results should be incorporated into the software packages.