to research & development of technologies that reduce harmful interactions between humans
& marine life.
We look at many different types of technologies that can be used to create the most durable, and easy to use gear.
Protoyping, testing, and building working devices to be taken to the sea for full scale testing.
Working with fishermen to use our gear. Gathering input from industry and regulators in order to create an easy to use device.
We are committed to performing research and developing of new technology for rescue and prevention of harmful human interaction on marine life. We strive to educate communities on how to be stewards of the environment by focusing on the ocean and its global importance to life on Earth.
SMELTS is a 501 (C) (3)
non-profit located in Washington State.
We are creating Marine Mammal Interaction prevention technologies. Our focus is on eliminating entanglement in active fishing gear of large whales, pinnipeds, endangered sea turtles and basking sharks.
We are also invested in the reduction of bycatch from Abandoned, Lost, Derelict Fishing Gear (ALDFG). We strive to educate our community on human interaction with sensitive groups of at risk species.