A lineless, self-surfacing, lobster trap retrieval system that prioritizes the needs of lobstermen.
Helping fishers and right whales coexist
Give the North Atlantic right whales a chance at survival
Less than 400 members left, and 85% show entanglement scars
Give fishers an option that works for them on the boat, and in their pockets
LobsterLift is designed to be faster for the fishers when they are on the water compared to traditional methods while being at a price point that allows them to stay in business
This week, we brought aboard NOAA Fisheries Methods and Equipment Specialist, Nick Hopkins, to trial the full system with integrated acoustics in Gloucester Harbor. It was great to share our progress with Nick, and he joined us for a tour of the LobsterLift Lab and our newly-built Manufacturing Line. We had a number of productive conversations during Nick's two-day visit, learning from his experiences lobstering, trawling, and testing experimental gear. He provided valuable feedback and advice on our design to ensure the LobsterLift will be both tough and effective in the field.
Contact LobsterLiftLLC@gmail.com to get more information on the project