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Spotlight on SafetyNet Technologies

In this step, we shine a light on SafetyNet Technologies (SNTech), a company whose primary goal is to design and build precision fishing devices.
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In this step, we shine a light on SafetyNet Technologies (SNTech), a company whose primary goal is to design and build precision fishing devices to increase the breadth of commercial fishing practices, making the industry more sustainable.

Recent estimates suggest that one in every ten fish caught commercially is the ‘wrong’ fish. Known as bycatch, these are fish that cannot be sold on account of being the wrong species, size, or maturity. Consequently, an estimated 9.1 million tonnes of fish are discarded every year, which negatively affects both fishermen and the marine ecosystem.[1]

SNTech is working to provide solutions to help fishing crews reduce fishing waste whilst still maintaining their profits. Their precision fishing technology is used to monitor fish stocks in near real-time, catch the right fish and perform the right interventions to protect marine ecosystems. It involves collecting ocean data and using this to optimise fishing efforts.

You’ll find below two videos that will help you better understand their technology.

Hear from Naomi, Mechanical Engineer at SNTech:

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Get insights on a Precision Fishing trial in Scotland:

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

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