Marine resources have been harmed by human activities. Overfishing, pollution and global warming are all threatening this strategic economic resource.
Traditional, small-scale fishermen are now working in increasingly difficult conditions. The decline in the number of fish near the coastline forces them to fish further and further out to sea, which means being unable to contact people back home for longer periods of time.
Kineis will connect traditional fishing boats throughout their fishing campaigns and enable small-scale fisheries to:
- sustainably manage fish stocks (by monitoring fishing zones, tracking fleets, etc.);
- optimise the sale of the catch (being informed where to land to sell the fish at the best price);
- keep in touch with those on land (to reassure families, shipowners, etc.);
- make a high-risk activity safer (by enabling fishermen to transmit distress calls and receive weather warnings, etc.).
2 million traditional fishing vessels worldwide
+80% of the world fishing fleet is made up of small-scale vessels
120 million people worldwide depend on traditional fishing