Fish Fat Meter

Fish Fat Meter measures fish fat (lipid) content percentage accurately in seconds. Hand held, durable and all day battery life that comes in two sizes to meet your needs.

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Fish Fat Meter

What is a Fish Fat Meter?

Fish Fat Meter is a hand held device that measures fish fat (lipid) content percentage in seconds. It’s accurate, easy to use and trusted world wide by top researchers, Scientists, fish & seafood market quality assurance specialists.

Fish Fat Meter is a hand held, durable for outdoor use and non-destructive device so that you can use the fish safely after measuring it.

Fish Fat Meter FFM 692 Big side view

How does the Fish Fat Meter work?

The fish fat (lipid) content measurement is based on the fish water content that is measured by the micro-strip sensor. From the fish water content, the device uses its proprietary calibration algorithm to provide the fish fat (lipid) percentage results.

The Fish Fat Meter was developed and refined the algorithm based on years of research through experience & customer feedback. Its been tested, proven and trusted by world’s most demanding customers for many years.

How accurate is the Fish Fat Meter?

The accuracy of the Fish Fat Meter depends on the overall fat (lipid) content percentage of the fish, please refer to the accuracy guide.

How to read the accuracy guide: when using the Fish Fat Meter and you get a fish fat percentage from 2% to 15%, the accuracy is about ± 0.5% to ± 1.0%.

If the fish fat (lipid) content percent is from 16% to 30%, the accuracy is about ± 1.0% to ± 2.0% and so on. As the total fish total fat (lipid) content increases, so does the percentage of variance in accuracy.

Accuracy Guide:

Fish Fat (lipid) content percentage resultsAccuracy
2% to 15%± 0.5% to ± 1.0%
16% to 30%± 0.5% to ± 1.0%
31% and above± 0.5% to ± 1.0%

What types of fish can the Fish Fat Meter measure?

32 fish types with 73 settings!

The Fish Fat Meter can measure 32 fish types (species) of fish with 73 possible setting.

For every purchase or rental, you get to choose up to 4 species to be pre-calibrated to the device and a “Research” setting to make your own calibration if needed.

Anchovy (South African)
Engraulis encrasicolus
Engraulis capensis
Mackerel – Horse Mackerel
(Atlantic/North Sea)
Trachurus
Sardine (Pacific/Asiatic)
Sardinops melanoticta
STrout (Rainbow Trout)
Salmon gairdneri
Salmon irideus
Argentine/Smelt
(Atlantic/North Sea)

Argentina
Mackerel – Blue Mackerel
(Atlantic/North Sea)
Scomber Scrombus
Sardine (Spanish)
Sardinella Aurita
Tuna – Bluefin
(Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean)
Thunnus Thynnus
Butterfish
Pholis gunnellus% to 15%
Mackerel – Jack Mackerel
(Pacific, Asiatic)
Trachurus murphyi
Saury (Pacific)
Saurus
Tuna – Bonito
(Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean)
Sarda sarda
Sarda Chiliensis
Carp (Fresh Water)
Cyprinus
Carpio
Mackerel – Chub Mackerel
(Pacific, Asiatic)
Scomber japonicus
Sprat (Atlantic/North Sea)
Sprattus sprattus
Tuna – Albacore
(Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean)
Thunnus
Alalunga
Arctic Char (Arctic)
Salvelinus
Mackerel – West African
(Atlantic/Mediterranean)
Scomberomorus tritor
Sea Bass
Dicentrarchus
Labrax
Tuna – Skipjack
(Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean)
Katsuwonus pelamis
Eel (Farmed eel)
Anguilla anguilla
Salmon (Atlantic)
Salmo salar
Sea Bream, Black Bream
(Mediterranean)
Spondyliosama
Cantharus
Tuna – Yellowfin
(Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean)
Thunnus
Albacares
Hake (European hake)
Merluccius merluccius
Salmon (Pacific)
Oncorynchus Neuka
Oncorhynchus Kisutch
Oncorhynchus
Tshawytscha
Sea Bream, Gilthead Bream
(Mediterranean)
Sparus aurata
Whiting – Blue Whiting
(Atlantic, North Sea)
Micromesistius poutassou
Herring (Atlantic/North Sea)
Clupea harengus
Sardine (Atlantic/North Sea)
Sardina pilchardus
Silver Warehou (Pacific)
Seriolella
Punctata
Research Setting – Used to measure
product where no specific calibration
is available (Custom calibration)

Download the complete list of all fish types (species) supported:

Can’t find the fish you want to measure?

Don’t worry. Use the “Research” setting to make your own calibration to measure the exact fish you have in mind. Download the instructions:

Still not sure? Let us know the fish type (species) you want to measure and we’ll help you out.

Research

Conduct Government, University & Non-profit research projects.

Quality Control

Objective data driven results to ensure consistent quality.

Fish Growth Evaluation

Monitor fish diet in farmed and aquaculture operations.

Who & How do people use the Fish Fat Meter?

Researchers, Scientists & Lab Technicians

Used in key US Government research projects to monitor fish growth & health.

Seafood Market Quality Assurance

To measure quality from suppliers to improve logistic or storage techniques. Determine shelf life & adjust price accordingly.

Aquaculture’s, Fish Farms & Estuary’s

Ensure health of the fish & right amount of feed is used to grow the fish.

Restaurants

To ensure seafood received from suppliers meets agreed upon quality level so that they can serve the best seafood to customers.

Easy To Use & Rugged

Only three buttons: On/Off, Reset & Read. Turn it on, select the fish type & measure. Yes, it’s that simple!

Ease of use:

  • No special training or prior knowledge needed
  • Only three buttons: ON/OFF, Reset & Read
  • LCD display for easy menu options

Rugged & Ready for outdoor use:

  • Water proof to IP65 standards
  • Durable & sturdy metal casing
  • All day rechargeable 8 hour battery life

Fish Fat (lipid) content percentage results in Seconds & Non-destructive

Depending on the size of the fish, take 1 to 4 measurements per fish for reliable & accurate reading. You’ll get an “average” of those readings as the fish fat (lipid) percentage.

The Fish Fat Meter was designed to be used on live fish so it does no harm to the fish. You can use the fish or sell it with confidence to your customers.

Any limitations of the Fish Fat Meter?

No device is perfect and here are some limitations of the Fish Fat Meter you need to be aware of:

  • Can NOT measure frozen fish. It must be thawed.
  • Size limits: fish body length, not including the head & tail must be at least 2 inches. Fish body thickness of at least 0.4 inch.
  • Can not hold more than 1,000 measured results on the device at any one time. You can upload the results to the PC anytime.
Fish Fat Meter

Fish Fat Meter comes in 2 sizes: FFM 992 (Small) & FFM 692 (Big)

Fish Fat Meter offers 2 sizes depending on the size of the fish you’re measuring.

Which size do i need? We recommend the following:

  • Fish smaller than 2.5 inches, we recommend the small (FFM 992) device.
  • Fish bigger than 2.5 inches, we recommend the big (FFM 692) device.
FFM 992 (Small) FFM 692 (Big)
Device Size5.9 x 3.15 x 1.18 inch
(150 x 80 x 30 mm)
7.68 x 3.94 x 1.57 inch
(195 x 100 x 40 mm)
Weight0.88 lbs (400 grams)1.6 lbs (725 grams)
Sensor size1.97 x 1.0 x 0.4 inch
(50 x 25 x 10 mm)
3.15 x 1.0 x 0.4 inch
(80 x 25 x 10 mm)
Shipment weight for 1 device6.6 lbs (3 kg)8.6 lbs (4 kg)
Minimum fish body size (length) it can measure1.5 inches (40 mm)2.36 inches (60 mm)
Minimum fish body thickness needed0.28 inch (7 mm)
Meter casing materialABS plastic with IP65 water proof
Sensor operating frequencies1.975 GHz (+/- 20 MHz)
Battery typeInternal rechargeable: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery life8 hrs continuous use
Battery recharge time12 to 15 hours from empty

Fish Fat Meter FAQ

Please call us at: 1.800.295.6134 or email at: info@assurantinnovations.com
We do not provide pricing information on our websites.

In order to use the Fish Fat Meter, the fish has to have a minimum body length (not including head or tail) and thickness to accurately measure the fish fat percentage.

For fish body length (NOT including the head and the tail), it must be at least 1.5 inches (40 mm) long.

For fish thickness, it depends on the overall fish fat content (percentage):
– if the fish fat content is round 1 – 7%, then the fish thickness must be at least 0.28 – 0.31 in (7 – 8 mm).
– if the fish fat content is around 8 – 15%, then the fish thickness must be 0.6 – 0.67 in (15 – 17 mm).
– if the fish fat content is around 16 – 25%, then the fish thickness must be 0.79 – 1.0 in (20 – 25 mm).

These are the absolute minimum body length size and thickness required. If the fish does not meet the requirements, unfortunately, you will not get an accurate result.

The Fish Meter has an accuracy of about +/- 0.5% to 4% accuracy depending on the type of fish and total fat content. Please see the Accuracy Guide on the Fish Fat Meter page.

The Fish Fat Meter is used to measure fat content (lipid) percentage in fish. It is used in many situations such as fish research with NOAA, USGS and many other worldwide Government and non-Government fish research projects. Used in fish aquaculture farming to measure proper fish diet. Used in restaurants and grocery stores to ensure fish quality standards from suppliers and vendors they work with.

Yes it can. The Fish Fat Meter is a non-destructive and non-invasive measuring device so it does no damage to the fish. You can measure the fish many times as needed without affecting the quality of the fish. After measurement, you can sell it or cook to eat safely.

The Fish Fat Meter can be used to measure on live fish as long as you can hold the fish steady enough to make sure the sensors are in full contact for few seconds with the fish. The Fish Fat Meter is a non-invasive and non-destructive device, so it’s harmless to use on live fish.

It’s a great way to monitor the fish health and growth as it responds to certain diets and environmental conditions.

Unfortunately the Fish Fat Meter can not measure fish fat (lipid) content of frozen fish. The fish must be thawed and unfrozen.

Yes the Fish Fat Meter can measure directly on and through the skin of the fish. It can of course measure directly on the flesh of the fish (e.g. bone side) as well. There are different calibration settings available for each method.

If you measure directly on the lateral line of the fish, the measurements will have more variance when compared with results from measuring above the lateral line.

The reason is that if you measure directly under the skin on the lateral line, there is a strip of flesh which tends to contain more fat. The amount of fat present in this area varies significantly due to seasonal changes.

If you measure above the lateral line, then you are measuring directly into the fish flesh & muscle area. This is much more repeatable (stable) and representative of the fat distribution in the flesh & muscle. We recommend this approach since it’ll give more consistent results with low variance (changes less) over time as seasons change.

Like any scientific and industrial measuring devices, basic regular maintenance and up keep is highly recommended. We want to make sure it’s working properly.

For basic every day use suggestion, please make sure to wipe and clean the sensors after each use. Simple wipe with damp towel or wet wipe will do.

We highly recommend at least a once a year re-calibration and maintenance by the manufacture. This is done for additional fee to ensure the Fish Fat Meter measurements are accurate, precise and working as expected. During the annual maintenance, we will clean, inspect and update the firmware if available. The entire process take about 3 days from the time the Fish Fat Meter is received.

Please call 1.800.295.6134 or email us at: info@wordpress-729604-2440697.cloudwaysapps.com to get started.

The Fish Fat Meter can hold and save up to 1,000 measured data results on the device. After the 1,000 measurements, the measured data results can be downloaded to your PC with the free download cable provided in the kit.

Once the measured data is downloaded to your PC, you can use the free Data Management Software to manage the measured results.

If the fish you want to measure is not on Fish Fat Meter calibration list, you can provide us with the fish species you want to measure and we can recommend a fish that is close to what you want to measure that will give a “good enough” result. You can also create your own custom calibration. Please see the Custom Calibration instructions guide.

We strive to aim for superior customer experience. If the devices fail to meet your expectation and has any issues, we provide 30 day money back guarantee. We also provide 1 year full product warranty on parts and labor. We have customer who use these devices for over 20 years in the US and are very confident of its performance.

If you have any issues, you can call or email right away to resolve any issues with your purchase.

Assurant Innovations takes all types of payment forms such as credit cards, Paypal, PO (Purchase Orders) and electronic bank deposits. We can accommodate your payment processes.

For US Federal, State, County and City Government contracts, we can follow your specific payment methods as required by the contract. Contact us prior to the purchase and we’ll be happy to assist.

The device delivery time is anywhere from 14 to 21 days from the time we receive your payment or the PO (Purchase Order). We’ll do everything we can delivery as quick a possible.

These scientific measuring devices are manually calibrated and thoroughly tested for quality prior to shipment order, this is why it takes time to deliver.

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