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Behind every picture there is a story...this one has quite the journey.
This is a complicated picture once you get past the first glance of a full crab trap. For us it represents a year of innovation and all of the highs and lows that go with it.
Blue Ocean Gear made its inaugural journey to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi in 2022. Chief Business Officer Peter Macy eagerly accepted an exclusive preview invitation for the program. The Gulf Coast has long been a crucial hub of the blue economy, and Blue Ocean Gear is at the forefront, introducing intelligent sensors to fixed gear fisheries globally. Since joining the Gulf Blue Navigator pilot program, the California-based team has utilized industry connections to test their cutting-edge hardware with the University of Southern Mississippi's research vessel.
Times are a changing! Rope on Demand fishing gear has been created as a direct response to the threat of whale entanglement posed by traditional fishing gear. Although innovation can develop quickly, policy is often slow to change hindering progress in any space. This is good news as Fisheries and Oceans Canada has proposed regulatory changes that would remove the requirement of a marker at the surface to the location of traps. Instead, the proposed changes would allow for rope on command fishing gear deployment as a license condition or variation order.