SmartCatch™ Recognized as a Thought Leader in Sustainable Seafood Technology
The Edison Awards, honors the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. DigiCatch™ was voted the Gold Winner for innovation in Sustainable Solutions at the awards ceremony held at the Capitale in New York City. Rob Terry, Founder and CTO of SmartCatch, accepted the Award and joined an international group of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2016 Edison Award winners.
“We are honored to be the Edison Award champion in our category” said Mr. Terry. “DigiCatch is a Digital Catch Monitoring system that enables trawl-net fishermen to see what is happening in their net in real-time.” DigiCatch is being recognized as a game changing product that helps fishermen harvest wild seafood more sustainably.” DigiCatch increases profits, reduces by-catch waste and is better for the environment. The fishing industry is already greatly benefiting from this ground breaking technology. According to Kenny Renertesen of Newport, Oregon "With DigiCatch I can see inside my net and I know if my tow will be profitable in minutes instead of hours."
The Huffington Post calls the Edison Awards the ‘Oscars of Industry.” Being recognized with this Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Edison whose inventions, methods and innovative achievements changed the world and made him a household name.
The nominees for the Edison Awards were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine. “Our judges recognized SmartCatch as a true innovator out of the numerous products in the Energy and Sustainability category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
SmartCatch was founded to positively impact the seafood industry by incorporating smart technologies in critical areas relating to fish including; wild harvest, aquaculture and traceability. SmartCatch is developing seafood productivity products that integrate data flow and management analysis in a manner conducive to holistic real-time evaluation of sustainable practices and superior product quality.