PROJECT

Rope on Command Fishing System

 

Details

Ashored
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Enginuity’s harsh environment team has designed new electronics and a novel subsea housing design to allow early stage field testing for Ashored.

The Challenge

An estimated 8 to 10 per cent of fixed fishing gear is lost each year worldwide to propeller damage, storms/currents dragging the buoys to deeper waters, and competitor sabotage. Fishing gear entanglement is devastating the North Atlantic right whale population.

The Solution

Ashored is focused on developing an intelligent, rope on command fishing system to reduce mammal entanglement, and Enginuity is assisting and guiding an iterative process to design a new type of fishing system. Enginuity’s harsh environment team has designed new electronics and a novel subsea housing design to allow early stage field testing.

“Enginuity’s openness to collaboration is infectious, and being able to use their space to tool up and iterate our design changed the game. Regular, rapid fire design reviews along with an all-night production run enabled us to meet our trial goals on time and on-budget, unlock next round funding, and move to the next design problem.”

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