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Blue Ocean Gear

980 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402, USA

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Ghost gear, Conservation technology, Technology in marine conservation


Blue Ocean Gear designs and engineers Smart Buoy technologies that enable near real-time tracking and monitoring of fixed fishing and aquaculture gear, including offshore lines, traps and nets, thus providing a solution in preventing the significant problem of ghost gear. These buoys alert when gear has moved outside intended fishing areas, allowing for quick retrieval. In addition to tracking the location of fishing gear, the buoys collect a variety of oceanographic data. The company is supported by Conservation International Ventures.

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