Voluntary Swim-In (VSI)
Say hello to happier, healthier fish.
How does the VSI work?
ECI’s patent-pending VSI system creates conditions in front of the fish pump that make it attractive for the fish to swim TOWARDS the suction area instead of AWAY from it. Each fish follows its natural instincts and willingly participates. The VSI aligns the fish that are within a few meters of the unit attracting them into the fish pump suction instead of scaring them away. The VSI reduces density of the waiting fish population, minimizing traditional crowding, resulting in better outcomes post-transfer.
What are the benefits of incorporating the VSI into our fish transfer system?
Maintains low fish biomass densities
Calm, hungry fish after transfer
How difficult would it be to incorporate the VSI into our sea-based system?
The VSI optimizes your existing fish transfer system. The VSI easily integrates into existing sea cage operations. It can be quickly connected and disconnected allowing you to spend more time moving fish.
Are there any operational changes I would have to make to my system?
The VSI will work with virtually any fish transfer system. Incorporating the VSI system into your operations will be simple, with minimal operational changes for your farm crew.
Why should I invest in the VSI system for my facility?
Is the VSI system available in my country? And will I be able to get support service here?
Yes, we are a global supplier and will support our customers anywhere in the world.