Blue Ocean Gear

We enable ocean stewardship by pushing the limits of technology.

WE’RE MORE THAN A TECH COMPANY

We are a Silicon Valley-based team of engineers and product developers using skills and lessons learned at the world’s leading technology companies and universities to help clean up and better understand our oceans. Our current product suite is the outgrowth of five years of field testing and partnership with fishers around North America.

WE BRING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FISHING

We help fishers, scientists, fisheries managers and other fishing technology companies track and monitor their valuable gear and equipment when it is in the ocean. We support leaders in some of the world’s most valuable and challenging fisheries, from Alaskan King Crab to Nova Scotia lobster and work closely with the scientists and NGOs working to support sustainable fisheries.

HOW IT WORKS

Designed with fisherman feedback in mind

Our Farallon buoys were designed in close partnership with real fishers with a primary focus on meeting their demanding operational needs. Our product is small and light enough to be stored inside a Dungeness crab or lobster pot, but durable enough to be bounced off the deck or whipped around by 20 foot Arctic seas. It integrates seamlessly with a wide spectrum of fixed gear: from trap to longlines, gillnets and even FADs, attaching as a trailer buoy or alongside the existing gear. There is no on/off switch, just an automatic sensor that turns the buoy on when it hits the water.

Easy to setup, intuitive to use

Our technology is automated but also customizable. Our buoys recognize when they are in the water, underwater, out of the water and alert the user to anything out of the ordinary – whether being dragged by a trawler, moved by a storm or otherwise entangled. We capture valuable data such as temperature, depth and acceleration that can be later accessed and analyzed via our cloud-based web interface or API. Our buoys are designed to last a full season between charges, offering critical information without requiring any special training for crew members.

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Blue Ocean Gear
BlueOceanGear
Country:
United States
Founded:
2019
Organization Type:
For-Profit
Sector:
Fisheries
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