Can i use openRov to scan and detect fish traps?


#1

hello there,
i am part of a non profit organization trying to save the fish population which is getting scatter here in the area

the problem:
fisher men use prohibited fishing tool called “garbor”, it basically works as a trap for fish, they get in but cant get out
they usually attach a buoy to it so they can located it later but with 100’s of them with the buoy getting lose, it has became a deathtrap for fish that can lasts decades

small fish gets in, gets trapped, then a larger one then a larger one that dies inside and the cycle repeat

now since they usually use it in shallow waters (less than 75m) i was wondering has it been done before that the openRov platform been used to autonomously scan the sea for fish traps ?

with regards
ahmad


#2

Ahmad, that is an interesting use case for an ROV. Out of curiosity, how are people scanning for these lost ‘garbor’ traps today?


#3

Ahmad, that sounds excellent. Where are you? We are planning to search for “ghost nets” and debris, in Scotland.
Andrew


#4

these days there are popular fishing area’s with certain coordinates, so the volunteer diving teams scan the area occasionally there
with very low success rate


#5

i am from Kuwait
most of the gulf region fishermen use this technique


#6

Thanks Ahmad, I hope it goes very well.