Project: SharkGuard: Mitigating shark bycatch in global longline fisheries

Acronym SharkGuard (Reference Number: 12700)
Duration 17/01/2019 - 18/09/2020
Project Topic SharkGuard uses electric fields to deter sharks from hooks and offers a solution to the significant problem of shark bycatch in fisheries globally. Following promising early prototype trials, Fishtek Marine and ISI FISH will further test its efficacy in a commercial fishing setting. Through collaboration with Mediterranean fishers, we will deliver sea trials to demonstrate that SharkGuard significantly reduces the incidence of shark bycatch, and establish international markets for the device.
Network Eurostars 2
Call Eurostars Cut–off 10

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Fishtek Marine Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 ISI FISH Partner France