to research and development of technologies that reduce harmful interactions between humans
and marine life
We look at many different types of technologies that can be used to create the most durable, and easy-to-use gear
We prototype, test and build working devices to be taken to the sea for full scale testing
We work with fishermen to use our gear and we gather input from industry and regulators in order to create an easy to use device
An award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America’s most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both. The film, by the makers of Lobster War and Sacred Cod, won a Jackson Wild award, known as the Oscars of nature films. It also won Best Feature Film at the International Wildlife Film Festival, Best Conservation Film at the International Ocean Film Festival, and the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.Entangled.com
We are committed researching and developing new technologies 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 with locations in Bellingham Washington and Plymouth Massachusetts.
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.