N.L. Ropeless Fishing Gear Needs Work to be Viable: CCFI
The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI), an organization that supports research and development within the seafood industry, recently tested the viability of ropeless fishing gear in Newfoundland and Labrador’s crab and lobster fishery.
While ropeless gear, also known as rope-on-command (ROC) gear, would allow harvesters to fish in areas closed due to the sighting of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, the CCFI has identified a number of issues with the ...
U.S. Company Providing Ropeless Gear Options for Fishermen
Above: Puget Buoy CEO Dylan Diefendorf (left) and COO Evan Kim showcasing a Puget Buoy product.
photos submitted by Dylan Diefendorf
Seattle-based Puget Buoy is trying to bring cost-effective, fast, durable and compact ropeless fishing tech to the commercial fishery.
As one of many different sorts of ropeless fishing gear appearing on the market, Puget Buoy’s goals align with their contemporaries — in the age of fisheries closures due to whale safety, ropeless technologies ...
Local Company Aiming to Hit the Ground Running with Ropeless Gear
The final pieces are falling into place that will allow for ropeless fishing to be commercially utilized.
“We’ve been doing a lot of testing lately with partners and learning a lot,” says Ross Arsenault, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Halifax-based Ashored Innovations.
“We’re getting our gear into its more commercial ready form as we test a few more features that are necessary to get it into the hands of as many fishermen as possible.”
Ashored Innovations began ...
Ropeless Gear Not a Viable Option for Now
Above: Coldwater Lobster Association members involved with the ropeless gear at-sea trials talk about their findings during a seminar presentation at the Eastern Canada Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth on Jan. 25. Kathy Johnson photo
The results of recent ropeless gear trials do not show much
promise as a viable option for lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 in the event of a
North Atlantic right whale closure, not without a lot of tweaking.
The trials were conducted last fall by the ...