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Annotated fish imagery data for individual and species recognition with deep learning

July 27, 2021

We provide annotated fish imagery data for use in deep learning models (e.g., convolutional neural networks) for individual and species recognition. For individual recognition models, the dataset consists of annotated .json files of individual brook trout imagery collected at the Eastern Ecological Science Center's Experimental Stream Laboratory. For species recognition models, the dataset consists of annotated .json files for 7 freshwater fish species: lake trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, brook trout, rainbow trout, walleye, and northern pike. Species imagery was compiled from Anglers Atlas and modified to remove human faces for privacy protection. We used open-source VGG image annotation software developed by Oxford University: https://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~vgg/software/via/via-1.0.6.html.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Annotated fish imagery data for individual and species recognition with deep learning
DOI 10.5066/P9NMVL2Q
Authors Benjamin Letcher, Nathaniel P Hitt, Karmann G Kessler
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Eastern Ecological Science Center