Acoustic releases

Devices that use an acoustic trigger for releasing a buoy attached to submerged pots that would then float to the surface for gear retrieval. This would eliminate vertical (and potentially entangling) lines in the water column.

Acoustically triggered buoyless lobster trap recovery system

Study Type: 

lab

Location: 

Northwest Atlantic

Target catch: 

Lobster

Effect on bycatch species: 

Not tested

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

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Design, testing and evaluation of an acoustic release system for offshore lobster pot buoy lines

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Gulf of Maine

Target catch: 

Lobster

Effect on bycatch species: 

Gear successfully developed and tested for feasbility

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