A recipient of the President’s Sustainability Prize at Penn, Shinkei Systems founder Saif Khawaja W21 G23 is using the award’s proceeds to continue growing his venture’s automated approach to fish harvesting.

With machinery that leverages computer-vision technology, Shinkei not only reduces fish waste during the process, but also leads to fresher food on plates. That second perk stems from the particular way Shinkei’s machines harvest the fish. Called ikejime, the Japanese method kills instantly, making it more humane than other approaches and preventing biological processes within the fish that can hinder the flavors we taste when it comes time to eat.

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