The Guardian: How Technology can reverse ocean damage
Catherine A. Novelli, from TheGuardian.com recently wrote an article discussing the strain that plastics have on our oceans. It was said that by 2025, there would be one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the ocean. However, with the help of technology, we can make a difference.
“One example in the works is the mFish initiative, a partnership between governments, NGOs and the private sector. This project puts GPS and smartphone technology in the hands of fishermen in developing nations. The devices are loaded with software that can report on catches, forecast the weather and track navigation. Scientists and regulators get data on what’s being caught and where, while boat captains get tools to plan their expeditions and bring their fish to market.” – Catherine A. Novelli, TheGuardian.com