Karl has a camera on his boat which is fitted with technology from Nelson-based SnapIT. This allows real-time transparency through 24/7 video broadcast live on the internet.
This is a standard camera monitoring system but Karl’s camera has been adjusted to live-stream his video rather than store it. SnapIT’s technology is equipped with artificial intelligence, which will be able to identify individual fish species and classify vessel activities. The great news is this technology is available for other fishers to add to their boats, whether they decide to store data on board or take the extra step to live-stream their catch, like Karl.
With courage and by putting in the hard mahi, Karl and SnapIT, have made it possible to be completely transparent about how fish gets from the sea to your plate. Together, through transparency, it’s possible to create better fisheries management.