Smart Buoys Float on CDFW Gear Innovation Day

Smart Buoys Float on CDFW Gear Innovation Day

Blue Ocean Gear was invited to participate in a Gear Innovation Demo Day in Monterey, CA on September 6, 2019. Hosted by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife to allow fishermen, fishery managers, government organizations, and innovators to see and discuss the state of the art technology for addressing whale entanglements in fishing gear. Blue Ocean Gear successfully deployed a Smart Buoy with standard crab fishing gear. We also showed the data from the buoy that can help with entanglement issues on a smart device to observers on the boat.