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Exhibitors: Simrad Spain SLU, supplies the latest technology in order to preserve marine ecosystems

The protection and respect for the marine ecosystem is becoming one of the priorities of the global fishing fleet in order to guarantee the stability of the catches. With this purpose in mind, it is vital the use of new technologies that ensure sustainable fisheries, minimize CO2 emissions and cut down fuel consumption.

Innovative Technologies
SIMRAD has been putting a lot of investigation and effort in order to develop and supply innovative technologies that make sustainable fisheries. As an example we find the “flying” trawl doors, which do not damage the seabed. These doors are lighter, thus, fuel consumption is dramatically reduced, same as the level of CO2 emissions per vessel and year. This all ends up in minimizing the impact on the environment.

Simrad Spain has been testing and supplying this new type of doors with a great success in fleets like that from Cataluña, Comunidad Valenciana or the Balearic Islands. Agustín Mayans, Simrad Spain’s managing director, has recently said that “with this new technology we are contributing to the recovery of the local fisheries and the impact over the seabed has been greatly reduced”. Together with these doors, a lighter trawl reduces its overall weight to a third and the frictional resistance is down to a 20% less.

Likewise, SIMRAD is constantly developing and supplying new systems that make a difference when talking about searching and/or analyzing biomass, revealing fish species, position and size distribution. With them, selectivity is dramatically improved and the catch quota becomes profitable for the small pelagic and purse seine vessels.


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