Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.

 

Stephen Hawking

 

Sustainable fishing net adds illuminated exits for young fish

RATE THIS! +6
Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2012 06:52 PM by AlexMuller

Overfishing of the planet's oceans is one of those environmental issues that flies under the radar of most, but remains a huge problem for nations that rely on sea life for their food supply. In an attempt to address a part of this problem, a British design student created a netting solution that could save millions of fish species in danger of disappearing forever.

 

Created by Royal College of Art graduate Dan Watson, the SafetyNet is a specially constructed fishing net that features a series of illuminated rings designed to allow fish that have not fully matured to escape back into the ocean. According to Watson's research, up to half of the fish caught in the North Sea near the UK are too young to bring to market and are thrown back into the ocean dead, leading to a rapid depletion of the overall fish stock. Watson's hope is that the SafetyNet might put a dent in that number by saving millions of unnecessarily destroyed fish.

 

The battery-powered construction is set to be put into limited trial use by the UK government in the near future. The SafetyNet was considered so innovative and well executed that it earned Watson this year's James Dyson Award.



Read original article » Back to category

Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-05
+0
SS3wT6 Great, thanks for sharing this article post.Much thanks again. Want more. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-13
+0
rUC3X1 Muchos Gracias for your article.Really thank you! Great. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-24
+0
3IQ1aT Thanks so much for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Great. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-16
+0
H7mn6y I value the post.Much thanks again. Awesome. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-25
+0
nTQjpa I truly appreciate this blog. Keep writing. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-30
+0
hRbbBW Really enjoyed this blog article.Thanks Again. Really Great. Reply


 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Software on 2017-04-30 18:12:52
    Experts Assert That AI Will Be Replacing CEOs..read more
    Posted in Science on 2017-04-30 17:58:36
    Scientists think Facebook and Elon Musk are way too.....read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2017-04-30 17:52:58
    Non-O blood group 'linked to higher heart attack risk'..read more
    Posted in Business on 2017-04-29 13:25:52
    Google Is Becoming 'A.I. First'..read more
    Posted in Science on 2017-04-29 13:18:48
    SpaceX looks to break into national security launch.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Obesity is top cause of preventable life-years lost, study shows..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Light can be utilized to control gene function..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Brain stimulation restores memory during lapses, research shows..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Wax worm caterpillar will eat plastic shopping bags: New.....read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me