USAID Oceans Brings Additional Vessels “Online” in Indonesia CDT Pilot

15 Nov, 2018 | Feature Article, Project Update

USAID Oceans conducted a second installment of at-sea data capture technology and provided technical assistance to its First Mover partners in Bitung during October 22- 26, 2018. The installed Pointrek technology is a two-way communication vessel monitoring system (VMS) with real-time catch reporting that enables fishers to capture seafood traceability data directly at its point of catch.

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USAID Oceans pitches challenge for traceability data validity, verifiability in Make for the Planet Challenge

29 Jun, 2018 | Feature Article, Project Update

USAID Oceans participated in the Make for the Planet Competition, organized by Conservation X Labs, held from June 24 -28, 2018, at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The multi-day Make for the Planet competition invites conservation experts to pitch challenges to teams of inventors with various areas of expertise to create solutions for global biological conservation.

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SNAPSHOTS: USAID Oceans Launches Small-Scale Traceability Technology in the Philippines

29 Aug, 2018 | Feature Article, Project Update

USAID Oceans made leaps forward this month in establishing full-chain seafood traceability with the installation of technology to bring small-scale fishers online in the Philippines. With partner, the Futuristic Aviation and Marine Enterprises (FAME), USAID Oceans installed 30 small-scale vessel transponders with “First Mover” fisherfolk and five connection gateways that bring connectivity to remote and at-sea areas surrounding the program’s General Santos City learning site.

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PRESS RELEASE: USAID Oceans and Southeast Asian seafood market leaders talk value of seafood sustainability, traceability

27 Aug, 2018 | Feature Article, Press Release

LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2018 – Today, global seafood industry and government leaders gathered in Los Angeles to take part in an event organized by the U.S. Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia called the “Oceans Dialogue: Expanding Collaboration for Our Oceans” that focused on sustainable fishing and marine pollution.

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