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Stormy Skies

Marine Conservation organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

NetTag project


Region Active


Research project



Marine pollution, Marine debris, Ghost gear, Conservation technology, Technological solutions

The NetTag approach to the problem of marine litter derived from fisheries combines two different types of preventive measures: new technology to prevent lost gears; and awareness actions to promote best-practices for on-board waste management. NetTag is developing new technologies to track fishing gears in case gears got lost, fostering a reduction of lost gears. The technology involves low cost, miniature and environmental-friendly acoustic tags and acoustic transceivers for uniquely localization (with fisher’s personal ID) of lost gear and an automated-short-range robotic recovery system. This is an active project co-ordinated by Ciimar in Portugal.

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