Using our devices, we can:
Catch the right fish
Save endangered species
Ensure food security
Additionally, fishermen can increase their revenues by catching more of the fish they can sell, and lower operating costs by catching more efficiently. Most importantly, they can easily comply with the increasingly stricter regulations.
25% revenue increase
20% decrease in fuel costs
90% decrease in sorting time
Avoidance of fines
Retain fishing rights
Simple regulatory compliance
The science that SNTech devices are based on is new and evolving, and we’re working globally with many of the research leads to translate the scientific knowledge into industry needed devices that fishermen can use easily.
SafetyNet Technologies enabled fishers and scientists to work together and test new devices that could have a major impact on one of the global oceans’ largest environmental problems, unwanted bycatch in fisheries. Their generous approach unlocked innovators in the industry to test the equipment with input from my team and resulted in a scientifically peer reviewed publication which showed the potential of using light to manipulate fish behaviour and reduce bycatch
It’s been very pleasant working with the SafetyNet Technologies team because what we wanted to achieve was a balance between the viability of the industry, protection of fish stocks and compliance with EU regulations.
We used PISCES to investigate how fish behaviour can be altered to enhance catch separation in a divided trawl cod end.
We used PISCES lights as an important part of our method to enable fishermen to change the selective properties of their gear and reduce unwanted catch in a Nephrops trawl.
SNTech’s work on PISCES directly supports UN Sustainable Development Goals
Overfishing and bycatch are huge global problems with few proven solutions. Between 8 and 25% of the total global fisheries catch is discarded each year due to a technical inability to accurately target and catch the right fish, at a cost of £1.38bn per annum [FAO].
Additionally, the World Bank has estimated that poor management of fisheries costs the global economy $50 billion every year. Roughly one fifth of the global population, which will reach 9bn by 2050, relies on fish as its primary protein source. Discarding 27 million tons of fish per year [Oceana] presents a serious threat to this source, as juvenile, endangered and other non-marketable fish are needlessly destroyed, at great economic, environmental and ecological cost
We work with fishermen to ensure our devices are tailored to their needs