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 LobsterLift testing

Testing with commercial fisherman using 10 trap trawl for 2-day soak inshore