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Research and development DOLPHINFREE project DOLPHINFREE’s ambition is to propose prototypes : – an acoustic device emitting a signal that can be understood and interpreted by dolphins, to alert them to the presence of the net and the associated risk of mortality (dolphins understand the mortality of their fellow dolphins, according to scientific studies). With a range of 500m, a […]
Research and development Acoustic reflector Acoustic reflectors are considered passive repellents in that they do not emit sound into the marine environment, unlike pingers. These reflectors can be ropes or other devices made of metallic materials, which are placed in the middle of the net, between the bottom and float lines, and increase the reflectivity of the net so that […] Research and development Illumination of fishing nets The installation of LEDs in fishing gear can improve the visibility of fishing nets and thus reduce the incidental capture of certain large marine vertebrates. These lights are automatically activated when the nets are submerged and can be of different colours and intensity depending on the species to be alerted.