Saltwater was founded in 1988 on the belief that the health of fisheries and oceans is one of the critical issues of our time.
We were one of the first companies certified to provide observers when U.S. fishery observer programs were first established. Over the years our commitment to our mission – and our people – have enabled us to attract and retain top talent.
As electronic monitoring technologies have advanced we have built on our observer expertise to launch a successful electronic monitoring (EM) program. This includes reliable, seaworthy EM systems that use open-source software to collect high quality data, and a skilled team of technicians and data reviewers.
Today Saltwater is a recognized industry leader in the design and implementation of both fishery and marine mammal observer programs – and an innovator in the use of new technologies and electronic monitoring for data collection. We serve hundreds of clients including public agencies, non-profit research organizations, and fishermen.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, NOAA ProTech-Fisheries Contractor and Certified Women Owned Small Business.
Saltwater at a Glance
- Certified Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
- NOAA ProTech-Fisheries Contractor
- Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
- Founded in 1988
What We Believe
Do work that matters.
We believe that our mission – to collect and provide high-quality information – is vital to the health of our oceans and fisheries.
Think big. Start small. Do it now.
To make a difference, we need to think big. Then start small – experimenting, investigating, testing. And do it now. That’s how things get done.
Be Creative. And be practical.
We strive to find new, better, more efficient ways to get things done. And while it’s sometimes tempting to go for the flashy approach, we always try to let practical lead.
For us, there is no “good enough.” Our clients and observers depend on us to be there 24/7 to solve problems and provide the highest quality information in the most efficient way possible.
Learn from everyone.
We get to work with all kinds of people – fishermen, observers, research scientists, data analysts, software developers, fishery managers, marine technicians, and accountants. We’ve learned that they all have important knowledge and ideas to share.
Work should be challenging, meaningful, and fun.
Our work is full of big challenges and interesting people. We love what we do and the people we work with. The combination makes our work rewarding and enjoyable.