How It Works

  1. The fisher locates the fishing gear via a dropped pin on a map

  2. When nearby the gear, an acoustic signal is sent from the boat to the LobsterLift attached to the lead trap

  3. The LobsterLift inflates a buoy, creating enough buoyancy to raise the system to the surface, attached to the rest of the trawl

  4. The fisher puts the LobsterLift into its docking station, where it resets

  5. Catch is unloaded, trap by trap

  6. Trawl is sent back overboard and pin is dropped on the map automatically

Internal testing, Bar Harbor, Maine

Testing with commercial fisherman using a three trap trawl inshore

Footage of the LobsterLift system at work in 2021

Spring 2022 inshore testing in Bar Harbor, Maine