MEET THE BRS-1


Please allow us to introduce the first-ever biomass reader for shrimp, the BRS-1.

Please allow us to introduce the first-ever subsurface biomass reader for shrimp, the BRS-1.

Please allow us to introduce the first-ever subsurface biomass reader for shrimp, the BRS-1.

Shrimp aren’t easy to measure

Shrimp thrive in turbid water. Add in an aeration system, and there’s no way for the human eye or a camera to see below the surface.

We developed the BRS-1 to do what nothing else can.

Minnowtech’s subsurface technology allows you to determine the total count and biomass of your shrimp with 95% accuracy, allowing you to optimize your harvests and profits.

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Shrimp and counting

How the BRS-1 Works

1. Device Deployment

The BRS-1 device is deployed by a Minnowtech technician.  It provides coverage for an entire pond, no matter the size.

2. Data Collection

BRS-1 sits under the surface of the pond and collects data using sonar. A technician will service the device on a routine basis.

3. Data Analysis

A Minnowtech technician will collect and transfer data to an online portal, giving you real-time access to your data.

Production Impact

About Minnowtech

Founded in 2018 in Baltimore, MD, as a collaborative effort between Dr. Suzan Shahrestani and Early Charm, Minnowtech develops precision aquaculture technologies to maximize aquafarmers’ cultivation efforts using integrated sensor-based systems.

Dr. Shahrestani has a PhD in Fisheries Science and is an expert in applying image analysis, spatial statistics, and population dynamics to the noninvasive assessment of aquatic organisms. Early Charm is a startup studio that co-founds early-stage companies based around intellectual property coming out of universities and federally-funded labs.

The Minnowtech Team

Marine biologists, seasoned business professionals, and a first-class field team.

Suzan Shahrestani

Co-Founder & CEO

Kelli Booth

Co-Founder

Ken Malone

Co-Founder

Colin Harmer

Business Director

Jacob Isbell

Machine Vision Scientist

Mary Beth Wickless

Industry Analyst

Bryan Gutierrez

Research Technician

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