Kitchener Waterloo, December 2016, FISHBUOYTM , a software platform designed to help freshwater fishermen predict when and where to fish, was one of eight companies selected, among numerous applicants, to receive $50,000 in funding to support advancement in FISHBUOY technology and use of open government data.  

"ODX Ventures and it's mandate to help companies access open data for the benefit of Canadians is right down our alley. FISHBUOY shares a similar mandate, but instead of connecting people to data, we provide a comprehensive solution that integrates real-time and forecasted environmental data to help fishermen identify trends in fish feeding behaviour.  Through an online dashboard (FISHBUOY TripPlanner) and mobile app (FISHBUOY Mobile), FISHBUOY transforms user fish-catch data and open data sources into interactive maps, graphs, photo galleries and analytical dashboards to make the process of learning and finding fish easy."

"FISHBUOY currently uses various open data sources however we plan on optimizing our systems and integrating even more data types to benefit fishermen both novice and expert.  The support provided via ODX Ventures will help us take FISHBUOY to a completely new level, making confusing data more accessible and easy to understand.  After all, our moto is "More Knowledge. More Fish"", says Martin Draeger, Founder, President FISHBUOY

About Canada’s Open Data Exchange

ODX is a public-private-academic partnership based in Waterloo Region serving all of Canada. The initiative presents an opportunity for entrepreneurs to multi-national companies to be a global leader in the commercialization of open data. Founding partners include University of Waterloo, D2L (Desire2Learn), CDMN (Canadian Digital Media Network), OpenText and Communitech— with funds matched by the Government of Canada.

For media inquires please contact: Samantha Clark, 519-221-3466

About FISHBUOY

FISHBUOY is a Canadian-based start-up focused on providing fishermen, fisheries agencies, retailers, and lodges with practical, science-based software solutions to improve fishing success on the water, support fisheries management, and bring the right products to fishermen. Through years of experience in freshwater sports fishing, numerical modeling, environmental data management and geo-statistical data analysis, FISHBUOY has adapted traditional techniques to benefit fishermen. Today, FISHBUOY continues to evolve spatial, temporal and bio-analysis technologies used to improve fishing success within mobile applications, BIG-data networks, social networks and community-driven models.

For media inquires please contact: Martin Draeger, Founder and President, info@fishbuoy.com

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