Our story began when Jonas and Ludvig gathered a team of talented tech minds to participate in the FishAI competition organized by NORA and Vekstlandet. The competition revolved around using machine learning to predict where one would find the most fish in the future. We dedicated our holidays and afternoons over the summer to build the Lodestar solution. Out of over 40 other teams, our solution emerged victorious, predicting the positions of 46 out of 70 fish types correctly, 7 days ahead in time, along the entire coast of Norway.
The Beginning of the Adventure
With this success under our belt, we decided to create Catchwise, a startup aimed at helping fishermen find fish more efficiently. Fishermen can fill their quotas faster and use less fuel, which translates to reduced costs and a smaller environmental footprint. Fishing is already a greener industry compared to other major protein sources, and we aim to make it even greener and stronger in Norway. We have since equipped Catchwise with a wide range of data from multiple sources and built a platform that can be used by all fishermen.
The Journey Continues
We have had 800 users on our platform, including over 70 shipping companies, and we work closely with a select few to further develop the service. Do you want to join the journey, become more efficient, and potentially save days or weeks of your own time and operating costs? Book a demo or inquire about becoming a customer!