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AIS Data Helping Improve Artisanal Fishing Safety in Local Communities

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From the ORBCOMM blog Monday, April 1, 2019:

Increasing Safety Artisanal Fishing Local CommunitiesFishing is probably the most dangerous occupation in the world, and the people affected by accidents at sea are often among the poorest in society. With the whole community involved in many artisanal fishing operations, a missing fisherman can cause significant disruption and distress.

ORBCOMM is working to make a difference to these communities. Combining technologies like satellite and terrestrial Automatic Identification System (AIS) and our satellite IoT service, ORBCOMM can monitor and report the location of a fishing boat or fisherman and provide the information to a monitoring software platform. With this information, local communities can more efficiently search for missing fisherman and decrease the inherent risk of artisanal fishing.

Read the complete article here.


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Asif Rehman is a Product Marketing Manager at ORBCOMM responsible for driving marketing initiatives for the transportation, heavy equipment, and maritime markets. He is a passionate B2B product marketer and his experience stretches from large multi-nationals to start-ups to mid-sized businesses and across technology sectors.