SafetyNet designs, builds, and tests light-emitting devices to increase the sustainability of commercial fishing, lowering bycatch by up to 90%.
Trusted and valued solutions that enable sustainable practices in the fishing industry. SafetyNet Technologies uses light emitting devices to help fishermen catch the right fish and tackle some of the biggest issues facing the commercial fishing industry.
Currently, about 1 out of every 5 fish caught is unmarketable, endangered or too small to land legally, leading to 16m tons of fish wasted every year globally and 20% wasted space on vessels. This leads to great environmental, economic, and ecological cost as oceans are being depleted, coastal communities suffer, and the demand in food supply is not being met.
There is now new legislation, such as the EU Discard Ban, that makes discarding illegal, but a lack of technical solutions to enable sustainable fishing means it is difficult for fishermen to easily comply.