Sustainable Fishing Net Releases Small And Young Fish
The SafetyNet, which has won the UK James Dyson award, features illuminated escape holes scattered throughout.
The winner of the UK James Dyson award is the SafetyNet, a device that promotes sustainable fishing by significantly decreasing the number of non-target and young fish caught during the trawling process. The SafetyNet's unique design features illuminated escape rings, which let the smaller fish that shouldn't be caught get out.
Designed by Dan Watson, a recent Innovation Design Engineering graduate from the Royal College of Art, the escape rings prevent the holes in the mesh closing during trawling when the net is under tension. The lights make the rings more visible and also stimulate fish escape reactions. Watson said: