Ashored's ROC Showcase Event, held on Monday, October 23, 2023, was nothing short of remarkable. The event, which served as a hub for innovative discussions on bluetech and ocean sustainability, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations passionate about preserving our oceans while supporting the livelihoods of fishermen.
The event hosted by Ashored and COVE featured a multitude of suppliers, each contributing their expertise and innovative solutions to the discussions: EdgeTech, Nova Robotics, Blue Ocean Gear, Desert Star Systems LLC, Ropeless Systems, DevOcean, SubSea Sonics, Lobster Liftlabs, Guardian Ropeless Systems, Rising Tide, Smelts, and the Canadian Wildlife Federation all showcased their contributions, highlighting how their products and solutions can address the pressing challenges in ocean conservation and sustainable fishing practices. Also, Invest Nova Scotia’s presence to express their support for ocean tech and marine conservation.
Suppliers at the event showcased their extreme products and innovative solutions geared towards responsible fishing practices. These collaborative efforts and the exchange of insights and ideas are vital for the evolution of sustainable and eco-friendly fishing practices, which are essential for the preservation of our oceans.
Ashored, a dedicated to advancing responsible fishing practices, hosted the event with a focus on their revolutionary Ropeless/ROC fishing gear. The gear, showcased at the event, has the potential to transform the way fishermen operate and contribute significantly to marine conservation efforts.
The Ropless/ROC (Rope on Command) fishing gear is designed to address several critical challenges faced by the fishing industry, from the risk of entangling marine life, such as whales, to the problem of ghost gear, which plagues our oceans and marine ecosystems. At the same time, it empowers fishermen to fish more efficiently and safely, even in closed zones, ultimately boosting their long-term profitability
Enabling Fishing in Closed Zones
A remarkable feature of Ashored's ROC gear is its ability to operate in closed zones without the need for continuous monitoring. Fishermen can use this technology to access areas that would otherwise be off-limits. This is a win-win solution for both fishermen and the environment, helping fishermen increase their long-term profitability.
Revolutionizing Responsible Fishing Practices
Ashored’s MOBI (Modular Ocean Based Instrument) coils and contains a fisher’s line on the ocean floor until they return to the area to collect the gear. MOBIs are activated with an acoustic release (with a passive backup timer) and can be triggered to surface by an on-vessel MOBI Commander just as the vessel arrives back in visual proximity. Ashored's ROC gear aligns with marine conservation goals by significantly reducing the risk to marine life and supporting the preservation of our oceans.
Mitigating Ghost Gear
Ghost gear, which comprises abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear, is a pervasive problem in the world's oceans. It poses a severe threat to marine ecosystems, entangling marine life, and contributing to ocean pollution. Ashored's ROC fishing gear actively addresses this issue by ensuring that lines can be retrieved consistently by the tracking system, thereby reducing the likelihood of gear being lost or left adrift in the open sea.
Ashored's ROC Showcase Event on October 23, 2023, was undoubtedly a success, serving as a pivotal moment for the bluetech and ocean sustainability community. The event not only highlighted the impressive capabilities of the ROC fishing gear but also fostered critical discussions on responsible fishing practices and marine conservation.