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Amanda Barney, CEO, Teem Fish
Fisheries produce more than 90 million metric tons of healthy seafood each year and employ tens of millions of people. Many fisheries are already well regulated and performing at or near their potential. However, thousands of other fisheries could be producing much more food and profit by maintaining catches at scientifically determined levels, even in the face of climate change. Moreover, illegal fishing is widespread, contributing to overfishing, bycatch and discarding. These issues reduce long-term fishery yield, adversely impact ocean wildlife, and take profits away from legitimate fishermen. Fishery monitoring is essential for addressing these issues and allowing fisheries to reach their full potential for producing food, revenues and jobs, while protecting ocean ecosystems. Electronic monitoring programs have evolved over the past 20 years to help overcome some of the constraints of monitoring programs and other barriers to fishery monitoring.
Teem Fish is a federally designated fisheries monitoring service provider who combine best-in-class technology with deep fisheries expertise to deliver reliable electronic monitoring systems, round-the-clock service, and accurate, verifiable data. Unlike other EM solution providers, Teem Fish is a social enterprise that leverages advanced technology and local partnerships to help fish harvesters with the safety, security and compliance requirements of their jobs creating an affordable way to scale the use of electronic data capture to ensure ongoing viability of global fish stocks.
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