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Singapore tags fish with RFID

Posted: 25 May 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microchips  radio frequency identification  RFID tag 

Singapore's Underwater World aquarium has tagged some of its fish using microchips in order for visitors to identify the different species on display, according to a Reuters report. Peter Chew, sales and marketing manager at Underwater World said, "The Underwater World is the first aquarium to offer a hi-tech way to identify its fish with microchips using RFID technology."

Among those tagged are arapaima, one of the world's largest freshwater fish, and pacu, which is related to the piranha.

Peter Chew, sales and marketing manager at Underwater World, explained that visitors can see the name, species and other information displayed on the touch screen every time the 20 tagged fish pass a sensor.

They are also considering tagging sharks into the Rs.82.85 lakh ($196,000)-system, which took three months to set up.

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