Skylo, an end-to-end satellite narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) solution provider, today launched the ‘Fish Catch Report’ mobile communications solution that allows fishermen and boat owners to sell their catch immediately after bringing the fish onto the boat before they reach the shore.
The Skylo Fish Catch Report application, offered in partnership with BSNL, allows fishermen to easily update and send details of their catch in order to maximise their earnings by initiating the selling process while they are still hundreds of nautical miles out to sea, giving them the opportunity to secure the best prices for their catch.
“For the first time, fishermen can actively sell their catch based on demand while still out at deep sea, giving them the ability to increase their profits by selling at a higher price and reducing waste, enabling them to make the most out of their hard work,” Angira Agrawal, COO, Skylo said. “The Skylo end-to-end solution provides reliable uptime and gives everyone the ability to improve their business and make more money while providing the freshest fish to consumers – something that the Indian people have been asking for, for years,” Agrawal added.
A significant percentage of fish are caught and sold by smaller crews using small boats. Skylo’s disruptively affordable price gives all sizes of fishing fleets the ability to report their catch from anywhere at any time, while at sea.
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The full-stack Skylo solution empowers multiple boat owners with consolidated catch details, allowing them to manage their sales based on real-time market data. Using always-on connectivity anywhere, the Skylo application captures the details about fish type, quantity, time of catch and more, giving fish buyers the knowledge to pass on to their customers. Making the entire process more transparent and more efficient, buyers can better plan their supply chain before the catch is physically delivered.
Ganesh Nakhawa, Skylo’s Fisheries Program Director said, “As seafood exports continue to see significant growth, it is critical to deploy technology solutions like Skylo’s that will improve the ecosystem for a sustainable future by giving everyone visibility into the entire supply chain.”
The Skylo Fish Catch Report application leverages Skylo Network, offered in partnership with BSNL and Inmarsat, to provide fishermen and boat owners with real-time data, two-way messaging, and the ability to send SOS messages in times of trouble.
Fish Catch Report application is an innovative and purpose-built solution that addresses many of the challenges fishermen and boat owners face.