Accurate Counting, High Capacity and Image Verification

Nano Counter

The VAKI Nano Counter provides commercial aquaculture operators with highly-accurate counting of fish from as small as 0.05g. The Nano Counter has very high capacity 200,000 fish per hour at 1g size, and the fish remain in water at all times. The Nano provides operators with a detailed counting report and saved digital record of images which are saved for full verification of the count.



  • Accurate counting of fish from 0.05g
  • Very high capacity 200,000 1g fish per hour.
  • Images are saved for verification of the count.
  • Counting report printed from the computer.
  • The fish are in water at all times.
  • Overload alarm.


  • Remote monitoring
  • Twin channel grading version.
  • Automatic batch splitter.


Computer Housing

The computer housing stores the computer and the frame grabber which is also connected to the camera.

Camera / Light Unit

The camera looks down on the scanning area which is a 40 cm wide light protected by a clear plate. When the fish pass over the scanning area their silhouette images are registered and the fish counted.


The channel can be made in many different versions, according to the needs of the customer.
The counter is adjustable for height and is fully portable.


  • Accuracy over 99%
  • Fish size: 0.05g-30g.
  • Capacity: Up to 200,000 1g fish/hour
  • Dimensions: 150x70x160cm (LxWxH)
  • Power supply: 110/220V


All non-transparent fish.



The Computer Program

The touch pad screen on the counter head is used to operate the counter. The main screen of the program displays numbers, average weight and through put. A graph shows the rate of fish going through the counter and the maximum capacity. Should the counter be overloaded a warning signal is given.

After each count an image file and a report file are saved. Files can be displayed on screen and transferred to a flash drive or internal network.

Recording Of Images

The images of the fish are automatically recorded and can be used to validate and check the accuracy of the count. The image file can be given to a customer and / or stored as a permanent record.

The red chart indicates the numbers of fish counted during the entire count and is used to select a time frame for further analyses. The screen displays images of fish passing the camera for each one second interval. Accuracy can be verified by a manual check of the number of fish images to the count shown on the screen.

Macro App

Among other features the Macro app provides the user the option to run the counter, view the results and email the count report from a smart phone or tablet.

Counting Report

The counting report is produced after each count with the total number of fish counted, number in each group, total counting time, average fish/min and any counter overload time. The counting throughput graph is shown on the report and the name of site, tank, company logo, comments, and other information can be included.

With the optional size measurement function the average weight and size distribution is also included. A hard copy of the report can be printed or stored.

Size Measurements

An optional feature to the counting program, the size measurement module, presents accurate average weight and size distribution of the counted fish.
In one simple operation complete data on number and size of fish is obtained without handling or stress.


Not only was the count accurate to 99.5%, but the ease and lack of stress impressed not only myself but also our customers.



We have been using several Macro and Micro counters in our hatcheries and pre-growing plants for many years. Macro counter is extremely fast, reliable and accurate. Fish are into water all the time, so counting task is a low stress process and fish do not receive any damage. The counters are suitable for a wide range of fish weights and species. We have been using them combined with fish pumps and graders, which allows you making several tasks at a time. Wifi connection makes possible to send counting files directly from the counter to our data base. These counters are a safe bet



Osland Settefisk, Norway has invested in VAKI Micro and Macro Counters for the best possible control of production. The equipment has very good capacity and is accurate in all phases of production when it is used properly. Sorting and distribution have never been better. We believe to have good control of biomass and numbers with VAKI equipments.

Kjetil Rørtveit, Driftsleiar

Osland Settefisk AS


+354 595 3010

Akralind 4, 201 Kópavogur


Akralind 4
201 Kópavogur
Tel (+354) 595 3000

About Us

VAKI focuses on fish counting and size estimation. The feature all our products have in common is that they offer the user accurate information to facilitate planning and decision making. They also raise the level of automation and contribute towards increased efficiency.