In Brief

SmartCatch wants to help fishermen minimize their effect on the marine environment

As we grow more and more conscious of our impact on the environment, there are some practices that we can still improve. To focus specifically on underwater environments and fishing, the team behind SmartCatch wants to offer fishermen a new way to assess their impact on sea life.

The system was recently highlighted by Co.Exist, which reported: “Up to a quarter of everything snapped up in U.S. trawl nets needs to be returned.” This ultimately affects the environment on a large scale—and requires effort on the part of fishermen, the food industry and more.

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