Roffs Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service sold

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Dr. Michael Roffer, the founder of Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, has sold the business to longtime employee Mathew Upton.

“While this business has been my passion for many years, it’s time for me to move on and there is no better person to carry it forward than Matthew,” said Roffer in a statement. “I am certain that he will maintain the emphasis on ROFFS values, service and excellence within the fisheries, remote sensing and oceanographic community.”

Going forward, improvements will focus on sustained client satisfaction and interaction, integrating new technology and products and dedication to the staff. ROFFS will retain all current employees.

“I am honored that Dr. Roffer has struck this deal and entrusted me to carry on the company he created,” said Upton. “Along with the wonderful staff that has supported this transition, we will strive to preserve its foundation and focus to make it better. I am also humbled and encouraged that all of ROFFS employees have decided to continue under my leadership.”

Upton, who has been with ROFFS for 14 years, is now majority owner and president. He has a Master’s of Science in physical oceanography from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan.

The ROFFS crew will continue to concentrate on the monitoring of the ocean conditions via satellite domestically and internationally to provide comprehensive real-time fishing forecasting analysis. ROFFS will also continue to remain active in the scientific research and environmental community and remain involved in the oil and gas industry by providing oceanographic rig monitoring and ship routing services.


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