SMELTS in the Press

May 2018

For many, the spectacle of right whales that have been swimming so close to the South Shore is a majestic sight. But for lobsterman, it is a sign that they will have to wait even longer to put their traps in the water... The issue has some working on devices, such as a line-less lobster raft, that developers hope will allow lobstermen to protect the whales and their bottom line at the same time, but they are still in the testing phase.

View SMELTS Line-Less Lobster Rafts on NBC News / Read Full Article


March 2018

Crab fishermen to test ropeless fishing to help save endangered whales.
An idea once considered crazy could eliminate the entanglements that threaten North Atlantic right whales.

Read about SMELTS inflatable "Buoy" system on  CBC News / Read Full Article

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