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The finalists of the 2018 Ocean Awards

The finalists of the 2018 Ocean Awards

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Innovation Ocean Award 2018
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The Innovation Award finalists

This award recognises the individual, company or group that have done the most to be innovative for the benefit of the health of the ocean - this could include business operations which are not undertaken at the expense of the marine environment or development of the most promising new technology (or technologies) for the benefit of the marine environment.

Criteria: Nominees for this award must have undertaken activities or commitments that will have a positive impact on the health of the marine environment, or have seen another significant milestone towards that goal. This activity or commitment must have been undertaken primarily to benefit the ocean.

The finalists are:

  • Momo Kochen, Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan MDPI, Indonesia, Fair Trade Traceable Tuna
  • Ben Kibel, Fishtek & Hookpod Ltd. Various tech solutions including Hookpod & ProGlow

Momo Kochen, Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan MDPI, Indonesia, Fair Trade Traceable Tuna

Momo Kochen is MDPI’s Director of Programs and Research - MDPI being an organisation which has been highly innovative with regards to small-scale fisheries data collection, traceability and market access. MPPI’s work has delivered tangible community benefits through a multifaceted program by working in the field and with the supply chains in Eastern Indonesia.

mdpi.or.id

Ben Kibel, Fishtek & Hookpod Ltd. Various tech solutions including Hookpod & ProGlow

Using technology to achieve conservation outcomes in fisheries is phenomenally challenging. As Director of Engineering at Fishtek, Ben has a very difficult set of criteria to stick to; develop products that deliver the conservation gains they are designed for, but are also tough, durable, low cost, and have no impact on either target catch or fishing operation. Failure in any of these key aspects dramatically reduces the chance of success.

The ProGlow, is an exceptional example of a device that adheres to these criteria whilst achieving its main purpose of creating a market alternative to environmentally damaging light-sticks.

hookpod.com

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