Fish and electronic chips - new dish in marine research

Written by: Nairita Das
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London, Sep 12 (ANI): Scientists have plans to plant sensors similar to chips used in computer games consoles into fish to get better understanding of their movements.

Researchers from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) want to pilot the technology as part of research into fish habits to aid stock predictions.

"This certainly brings a new meaning to fish and chips. It is incredible to think that technology we use to play computer games could eventually help us in our predictions of fish stocks," the Scotsman quoted Fisheries minister Richard Benyon as saying.

"This shows the ingenuity of our scientists in striving to improve our understanding of the natural world," he added.

Cefas has trialed even an electronic tag that logs every time a fish opens its mouth, which is used to track when a fish is breathing, feeding, coughing or yawning. The tag can also locate the fish. (ANI)

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