There are an eye-popping number of shrimp ponds dotting the globe. According to Dr. Claude Boyd of Auburn University, there are between 1.75 million and 2.25 million hectares of ponds worldwide. On top of that, many are family-owned, single-pond farms, and many are very remote.

Sea Warden, the California-based start-up, monitors millions of ponds worldwide using satellite imagery. Paired with on-the-ground data from farmers, remote monitoring provides farmers with operations advice and market insights, streamlines access to certification and improves supply chain traceability.

Zack Dinh, co-founder of Sea Warden, hopes his start-up will help farmers who face “high levels of risk and uncertainty due to the lack of data.”

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