Fisheries DX

Fisheries DX Solutions

In the today’s fisheries industry, there are many issues, such as a lack of data on fisheries resources, and inefficiencies resulting from the slow and time-consuming processes of manual data collection and organization. Other issues that need to be resolved,include instability of fishing catches due to operations relying on intuition and experience, stalling of fish prices due to lack of competitiveness, and a lack of human resources in the field. Utilizing ICT / IoT in the fishing industry can lead to greater efficiency and labor savings in fishing activities and the processes from landing to shipping, as well as improvement of the fishing ground environment.

Our company has a track record of implementing a number of systemization tasks related to fishing port infrastructure, and in particular, we assist fisheries cooperatives, fishermen, fish markets, government-related organizations, etc. in supporting digitalization in fisheries fields . Armed with the knowledge we have cultivated over the years and the latest IT technology, we promote smart fisheries and support the sustainable development of the fishing industry.

Promotion of smart fisheries

The Fisheries Agency is promoting a “smart fisheries industry” that utilizes ICT to reduce labor, improve efficiency in production activities, and add value to fish catches.

About Japan’s fisheries industry:

There are many issues that need to be resolved in today’s fisheries industry.
In order to resolve these issues, we will continue to promote smart fisheries and support the sustainable development of Japan’s fishing industry.

Lighter labor and a more efficient fishing industry

With ICT , IoT, etc., we will help make your daily work lighter and more efficient.

  • environ

    Smart Buoy

    • Acquisition of sea condition information, that fishermen can then access from their homes.

    Weather information

    • Fishermen can view this information at home, along with sea condition information from smart buoys.
    • Informed departure decision-making, experience confirmation
    • Possible intuition correction
  • catch


    • Create a fishing diary by recording fishing information
    • Automation of daily tasks such as catch count, fax transmission, and creation of catch reports
    • Know-how passed on to future managers
  • market

    Fisheries cooperatives/Handling stations

    • Input receiving information, market information, and bidding and sales information on a tablet
    • Display input information in real time on the in-house monitor
    • Create transaction documents
    • Reduced handwriting work
    • Reduced human error
    • Improved quality by shortening lead time
  • sales

    Market participants/Consumers

    • Publish information about fishing cooperatives, auctions, etc. on a website
    • Publish fresh fish and processed products on an EC site
    • Advertising support using SNS
    • Expand sales channels
    • Strengthen product branding

Business example

Monitoring the growth status of scallop farming in the waters around Lake Saroma

The fishing cooperatives in Yubetsu Town, Tokoro Town, and Saroma Town, which face Lake Saroma, divide their fishing grounds in the Sea of Okhotsk into four field-like areas, and harvest adult scallops on a four-year cycle, rotating the harvest area every year. Scallop fishing is carried out using the “four-wheel fishing system,” which involves repeated fishing and release of young scallops.

Challenges in scallop farming

When placing young scallops in scallop cages and growing them, it is necessary to attach buoys to prevent the cages from sinking too much. Currently, we are relying on the experience of fishermen and the exchange of information between them to determine when to set sail, but we have often found that the cages have not sunk enough to attach buoys, or on the contrary, have sunk too much, which has a negative impact on the growth of young shellfish. This is a problem. As a solution, we believe that if we can check the buoy’s sinking status as data from a remote location, we will be able to plan operations more efficiently.

Study method
  • Installation of a simple water level gauge
  • Simple submersion determination
  • Utilization of satellite data

Other business examples:

Visualization of real-time oceanographic information, obtained from observation buoys, through a web app ; study on the digitalization of a fisheries market, etc.

  • STEP.01
    • I want to stop inputting the same information into various Excel formats
    • I want to know the ocean conditions before going out to sea
    • I want to know the trends associated with large catch size
    • I want to know what can be automated
  • STEP.02
  • STEP.03
    (online/on-site visit)
  • STEP.04
  • STEP.05

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