Skylo, the end-to-end narrowband IoT solution has partnered with National Federation of Fishers Cooperatives Ltd. (FISHCOPFED), the apex institution of the Indian Fisheries Cooperative Movement to deliver IoT solutions to marine fishing and aquaculture sectors, including monitoring oxygen and pH levels of water in ponds across the states (aquaculture and inland fisheries) and enhancing fish yields and profitability for the fish farmers.
As part of the partnership, Skylo and FISHCOPFED will work together to improve the welfare of fishermen and fish farmers to increase profits for the fishing community by using IoT technology. The advanced solutions provided by Skylo for Marine Fishing & Aquaculture include 2-way messaging, SoS alerts, fish catch reporting, sensor integration for capturing different parameters on the quality of water for fish farming – empowering the fish farmers to make more informed and immediate decisions. FISHCOPFED will make Skylo’s cost-effective, ubiquitous technology available to its 33 lakh fishers members, bringing about the digitisation of small-scale fishing and fish farming businesses in India.
Angira Agrawal, Skylo COO said, “Technology will transform the fishery sector in four main ways: safety, productivity, sustainability, and greater profitability. The future of ﬁsheries management depends on innovation. Skylo is providing an end-to-end data solution to digitise fleets and aquaculture farms.”
Speaking about the partnership, Rishikesh Kashyap, Managing Director of FISHCOPFED and COFFED, said. “After careful validation of multiple IoT solutions offered in the market and also after considering the 2-way messaging transponder solutions provided to multiple states and UTs for marine fishing, Skylo has been selected to initiate the demonstration of satellite-based IoT technology.”
Skylo has built IoT solutions for multiple sectors including fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, smart cities and many more areas.