How Puget Buoy addresses the challenges of the maritime industry and impacts to the ocean/marine environment?
We are currently developing the first alternative crabbing gear solution viable for mass-market implementation that will have Environmentally Compatible Socioeconomic Benefits. The data from our upcoming study will be key in the future adoption of alternative technologies and will provide the basis for increased innovation. Quicker implementation of alternative fishing gear means less whale entanglements, less marine debris, and a healthier crabbing economy. The Puget Buoy System will reduce fixed trap lines by 96% and curb lost crabbing gear by 85% across West Coast Fisheries. This long term solution will satisfy both government regulators and members of the Dungeness crabbing economy.