Get a complete overview of your fishing gear like traps, nets or other maritime equipment and if it has moved with the ocean currents. The Sunfish Smart Buoy is a high-tech IoT-buoy that transmits data over 4G and satellite networks. Reduce loss of equipment and catch, in addition to saving time.
Choose between Sunfish and Sunfish Pro. The buoys are robust, impact and pressure tested and have a battery capacity of up to one season. The Pro version is watertight down to 150 meters and will continue to transmit from the ocean surface even if it was dragged underwater by currents.
Digicatch software provides a visual overview of your fishing gear and marine equipment. Store your catch report electronically and equipment monitoring are connected to your Sunfish Smart Buoy. Receive push notifications on your mobile phone in case of deviation. Digicatch is available on smartphones and tablets, both on iOS and Android. Also available on PC and Mac.
Set type of equipment. Date and time for deployment and retrieval is registered automatically.
Each unit gets its own unique ID.
Use desired map option to see other’s fishing equipment. Set filters for details.
Set a limited area with optional radius. Receive an alarm from the buoy when it reaches the outer limit.
The buoy will indicate direction of currents relative to position of deployment. Indicated by arrows on the map.
Sends alerts upon expired time limits.
Input data from catch in your logbook.
“I see a clear trend in taking better care of our resources and we believe in 100% exploiting of our fish. As the owner of fish live storage facilities and a fish buyer I support the method of catching fish with traps due to better quality and less harm to the fish. This means we can pay better price to the fisherman but also get much better price from the market. In 2020 we will offer NOK 10 extra per kg of cod delivered to us alive. We support Innomar and expect to see an increased interest from coastal fishermen to use fish traps to catch and deliver alive top- quality fish, and benefit from the premium price we offer."
“I will support the method of fishing with traps before gill nets, as the catch will be of better quality and the method would set less environmental footprint. As a fisherman in Norway we also have incentives for delivering live catch. This would give us quota bonus of 30-50%.“
«All fishermen's dream is to achieve a sustainable fishery without environmental consequences. Compared to gillnets and longlines, use of traps is the most sustainable method of today taking quality, fish health, and HSE into account. By developing the trap method with new technology you can know exactly when to retrieve the catch. If we combine this with the use of artificial bait, this would have a positive impact when we see the world has scarcity of proteins for human consumption. As a fisherman, you have to strive for the UN sustainability goals so that we can harvest from the oceans for generations ahead.»