// Description of activity
Ashored is addressing global issues of marine entanglements, lost and abandoned fishing gear and the traceability / sustainability of fixed-trap fisheries such as crab and lobster. The flagship product is a rope-on-command (ROC) system that removes vertical buoy lines and packages them on the seafloor until needed. The software platform tracks and monitors the location of underwater assets.
// Solution or Product description
Although Ashored’s rope-on-command (ROC) platform was initially built for commercial fisheries it has a broad scope of applications. For Smart marinas it is a smart buoy ecosystem with no vertical buoy lines and precise location and tracking through software. Each buoy can also be connected to a suite of underwater sensors gathering information about noise, salinity, turbidity, temperature etc.
// Unique selling proposition
Besides removing vertical buoy lines, every ROC system is a collection data point to make informed decisions, and provide information about catch rates, sea state, noise and the pinpoint tracking of assets.
Ashored’s approach is to work with fishermen and regulators from concept to product with every aspect being designed with functionality and ease-of-use in mind. We are also focused on data analytics.
// How does your company contribute to sustainability
Ashored is focused on fishery sustainability and traceability. Automatic reporting, reduction of ocean pollution, lost gear, e-logging and stock management, country of origin compliance.