About Big Fin Scientific

Our mission:  Drastically lower the costs and processing time for organizations who gather and use fish data.

About our Products


The 10MF1 features a 1 meter measuring envelope coupled with 1 mm accuracy.  On-board records-storage allows for the capture of 6K+ fish-records before transmitting to a PC for analysis, or fish records can to be sent to the PC in real-time.  Other features include wireless data transfer and a tough, waterproof enclosure.


The 10MF2 shares the same enclosure and features of the 10MF1, but augments the user-interface with a more powerful processor, WiFi capabilities and full-color, 8″ display (both 10MF models feature sunlight readable displays).

DCS Android Application

The DCS Application runs on a wide variety of Android-powered devices and provides a reliable database for fish-records and real-time fish-study metrics to the user.  Connect a scale, PIT tag-reader, GPS antenna, Bar-code readers or any other serial device and pull all the peripheral data into the database automatically. All fields and CSV exports are customized by the user.


Our Data Collection Station fish-measurement boards offer many of the same features as the 10MFx series boards but comes in a slimmer and highly portable enclosure.  The DCS boards pair with our intuitive, feature-rich and user-customizable Android application or your own application on PC, Android or iOS.

DCS.PIT  (New!)

Now you can have PIT-tag reading capability, built right into your DCS fish-board.  The DCS.PIT is exactly the same form-factor as the DCS board, but includes PIT-tag reading circuitry internal to the board enclosure.  The PIT-tag reading antenna is mounted external to the board enclosure, so it can be optimally positioned.

About the Company

Our mission:  Drastically lower the costs and processing time for organizations who gather and use fish data.

Big Fin Scientific is composed of seasoned engineers who are passionate about aquatic animal and ecosystem assessment.   Our equipment lowers the costs associated with surveying and analyzing the health of aquatic ecosystems, including fish populations.  Our end goal is to help Humans make smarter decisions about our impact and use of our environments.

At about 1/3 the cost of competitors’ solutions, we’re paving the way for low-cost acquisition of aquatic ecosystem data.  If you like what we’re doing, please “like” us on Facebook and send our info to your colleagues.