Blog Published No More Distress: Fishing in the Philippines

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No More Distress

Harry Bibat, a 35 year-old fisherman from General Santos, the Philippines, prepares his boat for his next journey to the sea. Harry has been fishing for more than 25 years, but over the last years his trips have been increasingly longer and further inside the sea, making the journey more arduous and, therefore, dangerous. Now, a traceability system recently installed on his boat allows his family to track where the vessel is at every moment and to communicate with his wife and sons. Thus, his wife can let him know in real-time if thereÕs a storm coming towards him, so he can anticipate and put himself into safe. Before he would have to wait for weeks until he could reach a port to hear news from them. The system has been developed by FAME, a Philippines-based technology provider.

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