ShapeShapeauthorShapechevroncrossShapeShapeShapeGrouphamburgerhomeGroupmagnifyShapeShapeShaperssShape

Sponsor message

Are you trying to break into aquaculture industry or already working in the field and looking to gain additional expertise for career development?

Designer Invents Emergency Exits for Fishing Nets

13 September 2012, at 1:00am

UK - Dan Watson, a graduate from the Glasgow School of Art, has invented a solution to increase selectivity of trawl nets.

He developed rings that fit into the cod-end of the nets where fish are kept and, acting as "emergency escape signs", guide juveniles and most common by-catches to safety.

The SafetyNet project is amongst the finalists from 17 other countries for the international James Dyson Award.

Commissioner Maria Damanaki commented: "The elimination of discards is a key-element of the proposal I have tabled to reform the EU Common Fisheries Policy. To achieve this goal, we need a shared commitment of all interested actors and we need smart, innovative solutions that can help us solve this problem in practice."

Sponsor message

UMass Sustainable Aquaculture Online Courses

Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

Discover how you can be part of this rapidly expanding industry.