Redefining Aquaculture Planning

At PanLogica we believe that optimisation is the future of aquaculture planning. Optimisation enables better decisions for your business because it considers all the possibilities and selects the best.

Our optimisation software Neptune has been empowering aquaculture producers around the globe, including the largest and most innovative, for more than ten years. And it can be used with any aquaculture species!

  • Neptune makes it easy for you to model your entire aquaculture value chain.
  • At the press of a button Neptune gives you the most profitable and sustainable plan!
  • Behind the scenes Neptune uses sophisticated mathematics and comprehensive models, from biological to logistical, to power your business plans.
  • Neptune brings this power to you in an easy-to-use package that integrates with your existing business practices and systems.
  • Neptune can be used in the planning of Salmon, Trout, Cobia, Barramundi, Shrimp… and more.
Reduce costs Maximise profits Optimise production

Why Neptune?

  • Neptune allows you to construct plans that are driven by market demands, pushed by supply chain imperatives or a combination of both.
  • Neptune finds the best financial outcome by optimising your business from juvenile right through to the customer.
  • Comprehensive biological and logistical modelling ensures the practicality of plans.
  • Neptune interoperates smoothly with your existing IT and ERP systems.
  • First class, highly experienced technical support team that works with you to develop long-term business plans that ensure availability and assists you to thoroughly assess different financial options.
  • Neptune enhances your internal communications.
Biological data
  • Feed
  • Strategic stocking
  • Biological capabilities
Manufacturing data
  • Materials
  • Yields
  • Capacities
Financial data
  • Market demand
  • Sales orders
  • Costs & requirements

Best financial option

To find out more about how PanLogica might be able to assist your business, please contact us for more information or to arrange a demonstration.

Profitability is a core value of Marine Harvest Norway and Neptune is a core part of the planning process.

Arnt Mjoen, IT Manager, Marine Harvest Norway

Key benefits

  • Finds the best-integrated plan for your value chain.
  • Matches market demand to production supply.
  • Evaluates all potential stockings and calculates the best options for your business.
  • Enables rapid evaluation of scenarios based on current conditions.
  • An incredible tool for asset management and strategic planning optimising return on investment.
Smolt Production
Supply at lowest cost =

How it works

Aquaculture planners are often forced to work towards possible solutions rather than the most profitable solution. For example, once a particular group or cohort of fish enters the production environment, it must be harvested at the right time to maximise profits. With Neptune all possible solutions are considered and the best chosen.

  • How much feed will they need?
  • What harvest weight is optimum in the full business context?
  • How many will survive to harvest and will they come into the harvest schedule?
  • What processing capacity will we need?
  • What price will we need to offset production costs?
  • What price should we charge for a new value added product?
  • Will there be enough fish for future sales contracts?

Change is constant.

  • What if a major customer changes their size requirements without notice?
  • How quickly can you replan to assess the impact on your business?
  • How sure are you that the plan you have is the best, most profitable, solution?

Our unique technology saves production planners and company decision makers significant time by enabling them to efficiently plan and re-plan in response to change.

And, most importantly, it simultaneously considers the millions of potential outcomes to any planning situation and rapidly chooses the most profitable one, not just the first one that fits!

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Neptune has been in use by major aquaculture producers for more than a decade and has a comprehensive powerful and practical feature set.

Best solution not first solution

Assign capacities and constraints across your value chain

Unlimited choice of customised growth models

Flexible planning periods and duration

Input or import sales forecasts and contracts

Import data from your production database

Flexibly generate stocking plans from future sales forecasts

Generate the best achievable sales plan matching fish availability

Extensive reports that communicate the plan to all parts of the business

Re-plan in seconds

Neptune is easy to install, maintain and use.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about how PanLogica might be able to assist your business.

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About PanLogica

Founded in Tasmania, the centre of salmonid production in Australia, the PanLogica team has for more than a decade specialised in unique integrated financial, biological and manufacturing planning solutions for aquaculture.

Accurately forecasting strategic, operational and tactical outcomes and “what if” situations in an ever changing environment is a significant difficulty facing aquaculture.

Our software, Neptune, combines client data and complex mathematics enabling aquaculture businesses:

  • To reduce costs
  • Maximise profit
  • Optimise production

We invite you to contact us to receive a personal contact and a more detailed explanation of Neptune and PanLogica.

Our Staff

Our founder, Dr. David Wright, undertook advanced studies into mathematics and computer science and then worked tirelessly to use these skills for the aquaculture industry. PanLogica now employs staff with backgrounds in aquaculture, optimisation, computing, mathematics and business. All staff have postgraduate qualifications (with the majority holding a doctorate in their fields).

Our staff's diverse skill set and experience provides PanLogica with the ability to utilise and refine complex mathematical techniques and to implement them in robust software.

Available Positions

Software Developer and Mathematical Developer

PanLogica is looking for an enthusiastic and exceptional C++ software developer and mathematical modeller to join our team in Hobart. PanLogica is an Australian company with customers around the world and is the world leader in optimisation based planning software for the Aquaculture industry.

By joining the team at PanLogica, you will be working in a stimulating environment creating beautiful code with the latest technology and using your skill set and knowledge to solve real world problems and really make a difference!


  • Strong software development and mathematical skills
  • Computer Science/Mathematics Postgraduate/Higher degree or 3+ years relevant experience
  • C++ 11/14/17, STL, Boost
  • Software development lifecycle experience
  • Windows, MacOS or LINUX
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel overseas as required


  • Optimisation
  • UI development
  • Frameworks testing
  • Functional Programming in C++

Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Software development
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Build and code testing environment maintenance and construction
  • Code testing
  • Documentation
  • Technical Support

You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.

PLEASE NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply: email covering letter and C.V. to

Privacy Policy – PanLogica Pty Ltd

Effective Date: 25 May 2018


PanLogica Pty Ltd (ACN 097 909 147) (‘PanLogica’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) respects your privacy and the trust you place in us by providing us with your personal information.

This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect via our services including in relation to your subscription to our newsletter and blog.

This document also describes how we may process (collect, use and disclose) the information that we obtain about you directly or indirectly, and how we protect that information in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. This document also outlines the choices you have about how your information is used.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how you can participate in that commitment. This Privacy Policy is drafted to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

Should you have any questions about this policy or our privacy practices, please email us at or write to us at: PanLogica Pty Ltd, Po Box 778, Sandy Bay, TAS 7006.



  1. Information Provided by You

PanLogica will collect information that identifies you (Personal Information) when you voluntarily provide it to us through the use of any of our services. For example, when you subscribe to our newsletter and blog we may ask you to provide personal information, such as your name and email address.

We collect information that you provide to us, including when you communicate with us via email or other channels, when you sign up for or request that we send you newsletters, alerts, or other materials or when you respond to our communications or requests for information. We may collect Personal Information about your other dealings with us, including any contact we have with you in person, by telephone, email or online.

You may deal with us on an anonymous basis or using a pseudonym when making inquires to PanLogica. However, we may require certain contact details or other information from you to respond to these inquiries.


  1. Unsolicited Personal Information

If we receive Personal Information that we did not take any active steps to collect, we will determine whether we would have been permitted to collect that information as part of providing our services in accordance with the law. We will destroy or de-identify unsolicited Personal Information that we would not collect as part of providing our services if it is lawful to do so. If the information is of the type that we would collect to provide our services, we will contact you to confirm what information we have been provided and the lawful basis on which we intend to rely to use that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  1. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that store information on your computer, mobile phone or other similar device. We may use cookies in the course of delivering any online services where appropriate to gather information about your usage of our services, for example the pages you visit on our website, in order to assist us in improving our services and to tailor your experience with our services to suit your preferences.

We may also gather information about your general internet usage. This non-personal information is not connected to any Personal Information you provide us and it cannot be used to identify you. We use it for statistical reasons only. For example, we may use it to analyse broad audience profiles - like what region you are from. This statistical data is anonymous and aggregated. Through this process we do not gather or disclose any of your Personal Information.

The cookies we use remain on your device for differing times. Some expire at the end of each session and some remain for longer so that when you return to our use our services, you will have a better user experience.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, however you can adjust the settings on your browser to block any or all cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the browser settings on your computer or handheld device and selecting reject cookies. Please be aware though that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain features on our website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit which includes information on how to manage your settings for the major browser providers.



Where we intend to use, or process, your Personal Information, we rely on the following legal grounds:

Performance of a Contract: We may need to collect and use your Personal Information to enter into a contract with you or to perform a contract that you have with us.

In Our or a Third Party’s Legitimate Interest: Where we consider use of your information as being (a) non-detrimental to you, (b) within your reasonable expectations, and (c) necessary for our own, or a third party’s legitimate purpose, we may use your Personal Information, which may include:

  • for our own direct marketing or continued communication;
  • the prevention of fraud;
  • our own internal administrative purposes;
  • personalisation of the service(s) we provide to you;
  • ensuring network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to electronic communications networks and stopping damage to computer and electronic communication systems; and
  • reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security to a competent authority.

Compliance with a Legal Obligation: We may be required to process your information due to legal requirements and other regulatory provisions.



We will only use, disclose, or otherwise process your Personal Information for the purpose that we collected it or as set out in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Internal Uses

We may use your Personal Information within the Company:

  • to provide you with the services and products you request;
  • to assist with your questions about our services, billing (where relevant), payment methods (where relevant) or use of our website;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us;
  • to maintain and develop our relationship with you;
  • to evaluate our services and products and to conduct customer surveys;
  • to improve our services via internal research and development;
  • to maintain and update our records including our database of contacts;
  • for our business purposes, including data analysis, submitting invoices, detecting, preventing, and responding to actual or potential fraud, illegal activities, or intellectual property infringement;
  • as we believe reasonably necessary or appropriate to: comply with our legal obligations; respond to legal process or requests for information issued by government authorities or other third parties; or to protect your, our, or others’ rights; and
  • for direct marketing purposes as set out in section B below.
  1. Direct Marketing

We may use your personal information to send you marketing material including our newsletter and notifications about updates to our blog if we have your permission or a legitimate interest as described above.

For our legitimate interests, in order to support the services, we provide to you, we may provide you with information and services on an ongoing basis, including an occasional newsletter and alerts about updates to the PanLogica blog, as well as other information or materials, that you request from us or which we feel may interest you where you have indicated that you would like to receive these from us.

If you don’t want to receive emails from us, you can follow the ‘unsubscribe’ instructions that appear at the bottom of all emails we send. Otherwise, you can always contact us at to update your contact preferences.



We will not give, sell, rent, loan or otherwise disclose any Personal Information to any third party, unless:

  • you have authorised us to do so;
  • it is for direct marketing purposes as set out above;
  • such sharing is provided for under contract, including our terms and conditions for any particular product or service that we may provide to you;
  • we are legally required to do so, for example, in response to a subpoena, court order or other legal process;
  • we need to enforce or apply our terms and conditions to which you have agreed (or other terms that have been agreed to apply to our relationship with you);
  • it is necessary to protect the rights and interests, property, or safety of PanLogica, our clients or others;
  • our agents or contractors who assist us in providing our services require such information, for example in fulfilling requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, analysing data, providing support services or in other tasks from time to time. Our agents and contractors will only use your information to the extent necessary to perform their functions;
  • all, or most, of the assets of PanLogica or any single business unit within the Company are merged with or acquired by a third party, or we expand or re-organise our business, in which case your Personal Information may form part of the transferred or merged assets.



Where you are submitting Personal Information from within Australia, such information may be transferred outside Australia. If we transfer your information to third parties outside Australia, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected and ensure that these third parties are either covered by data privacy laws substantially similar to those in Australia or the relevant third party adheres to data privacy standards substantially similar to the Australian Privacy Principles.



All personal information is collected via HTTPS secure communication and is kept in a secure database that is not subject to any unauthorized usage. We employ a variety of security technologies and measures designed to protect information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

In addition, we have procedures that limit the Company's employees and contractors access to personal information. Only those employees and contractors with a business reason to know have access to such information. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy through standard operating procedures and internal policies on data privacy and corporate integrity. We take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee privacy responsibilities.



Where you have consented to our processing of certain Personal Information, you can at any time withdraw such consent and/or tell us not to contact you with updates and information regarding our products and services (or part of them) either at the point such information is collected, or, where you do not wish us to continue to use your information in this way, by following the relevant instructions on any communications sent to you.

You may also request:

  • access to the Personal Information we hold about you;
  • corrections or updates to your details;
  • the erasure/deletion of your Personal Information;

You may also object to, or request the restriction of, our use of your Personal Information.

If you would like to exercise any of the options set out in this section, please contact us at We may refuse to provide access where we have legitimate reasons for doing so under applicable data privacy laws.



We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.



Your provision of Personal Information to us or your purchase of any of our products or services constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will let you know that the policy has been changed by changing the effective date at the beginning of this document and also by emailing you at the email address provided by you to us (if any). Your continued use of any of our products or services following notification of a change to this Privacy Policy indicates that you accept those changes. Through this document we will always let you know the information we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances under which such information may be disclosed by us.



We can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is used at you request. If you have any questions please contact us by email at or write to us at: : PanLogica Pty Ltd, Po Box 778, Sandy Bay TAS 7006.

If you think the Company has breached any of its privacy obligations, or you wish to make a complaint about the way your Personal Information has been handled, you can contact us by email at So that the Company can respond to you, please clearly describe your complaint and include your name, email address and/or telephone number for our reply. Your complaint will be considered by our management team, and an acknowledgement and response to your complaint will be provided to you within a reasonable period of time. If you think that we have failed to resolve the complaint satisfactorily, you may refer the matter to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:

Mail: GPO Box 5218, Sydney, NSW 2001


Phone: 1300 363 992