Controlling small boats in fishing which are currently non surveilled and heavily subsidized (USD 8 billion a year) is currently impossible because of the cost of equipment and installation to do so.
Remora provides a device that uses passive GPS technology to store the past locations of the boat. The device is battery powered and is rechargeable by a generator powered by laminar flow of air, which communicates via GSM when in range. This characteristics make the power consumption low and the communication affordable and reliable. Any type of boar can be equipped with Remora, making it easier for governments to reduce fuel subsidies on unsustainable and illegal practices while also making them safe money. On top of this, the solution can be used to provide fleet owners an overview of the activities of their boats as well.