Madrid, 24 January 2022.-
The technology company Satlink has been authorised by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to supply its electronic monitoring (EM) system to the US fishing fleet. The federal agency in charge of managing fish stocks in the United States’ exclusive economic zone has endorsed the reliability of Satlink’s solution, based on its experience in managing more than 250 installations in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Specifically, Satlink will be able to supply its on-board electronic activity monitoring solution for the 2022 fishing season to those vessels operating under the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, gaining weight in the international market for this type of system capable of uninterrupted monitoring of vessel activity.
According to Pablo Torralbo, director of Satlink’s Electronic Monitoring division, “Our R&D capacity and more than eight years of experience and participation in numerous international electronic monitoring projects of different sizes and for all types of fleets, have allowed us to obtain authorisation to commercialise our solution in a market as regulated as the United States. This fact,” adds Torralbo, “is a very important endorsement to consolidate our leadership as a supplier of fisheries management systems and as a technological benchmark for the sustainability of the oceans and better management of fishery resources.”
Satlink’s technological solution, called SeaTube, is based on a system of high-definition cameras and sensors that monitor fishing activity to check compliance with best fishing practices and responsible activity on board. Among its most recent projects to implement this system are those developed with the governments of the Solomon Islands, Micronesia and Seychelles, countries with economies highly dependent on fishing. In the case of the Pacific Ocean, Satlink leads this market with the monitoring and analysis of more than 110 vessels of fleets from nine countries.
Satlink also has a team of R&D engineers focused exclusively on the development of applications in the field of Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) that will enable an assisted analysis of video and sensor data of fishing activity, recognising fishing periods as well as identifying fish and other relevant parameters.
Founded in 1992, Satlink is a Spanish technology company focused on the development of Internet of Things (IoT) and end-to-end (E2E) connectivity solutions. As the world’s leading provider of technology solutions for the fisheries segment – for both industry and regulators – Satlink is committed to fisheries sustainability and ocean conservation. Headquartered in Madrid, Satlink has offices in Spain (Marin), Seychelles, Ecuador, USA, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Korea, and Taiwan, and works with local partners in other parts of the world. www.satlink.es