Skylo and FISHCOPFED partner to improve fishermen safety

AdobeStock 132143483Skylo, the world’s first and most affordable end-to-end narrowband IoT solution, and India’s National Federation of Fishers Cooperatives Ltd. (FISHCOPFED), have partnered to deliver Skylo’s IoT-based solutions to marine fishing and aquaculture sectors

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 and 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 digitization of small-scale fishing and fish farming businesses in India.

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 two-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.”

“The Government of India has been prioritising the rapid development and modernisation of India’s fisheries sector with policy reform measures, including the transformative Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojna (PMMSY). Complementing PMMSY and our honorable Prime Minister’s goal of doubling fisheries production with the Blue Revolution, Skylo will boost the safety of fishers and revamp the productivity and reach of the sector several fold,” Kashyap added.  

Skylo is encouraged by India’s own efforts to modernise the economy, while digitally catapulting several strategically important and traditionally under-represented sectors like fisheries. Skylo has built IoT solutions for multiple sectors including Fisheries, Aquaculture, Agriculture, Smart Cities, Logistics, Mining, Defence Units, Forestry, Weather Monitoring, among other key areas.  

Skylo helps people benefit from secure, two-way data connectivity through its Skylo Hub: a rugged device that aggregates and transmits your data via Skylo Connect: a powerful cloud-based API, powered by our network that works anywhere. 

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